Women Are Heroes

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

As soon as I spotted those photos my eyes filled up with tears. There is something truly emotional about each and every one of them.

A French street artist JR shot this incredibly deep series while travelling Nairobi, Kenya, and Morro da Providência of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. In each of those travels he was drawn to the simple and profound pain of women who have suffered the indignities of war, poverty, and loss. By engaging with them, JR wanted to draw attention to the persistent strength of all the women in these communities.

These ladies on the giant billboard sized posters actively participated in the creative process by telling their stories with their eyes and their faces. Now, they are part of the communities all around the world, plastered across roofs, trains, steps, river canals, barns and entire neighbourhoods - you name it.

Just one glance can totally inspire, move to tears or empower. Pretty brilliant, don't you think? xo

P.S: Here is the tralier of the "Women are Heroes" documentary that I can't wait to watch.
P.P.S: This series totally reminds me of those Brooklyn stairs and this incredible mural.  Also, stay tuned for a beautiful GIVEAWAY Wednesday.

(via sho & tell. The 7th photo by  Phil)

21 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

A fantastic and moving tribute! Thanks for sharing.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I agree, quite powerful. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I also got very emotional looking at those photographs. You always find the most beautiful things to post about, Diana.
Love, Amy

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..thanks, Amy!

Sage Crown Parker said...

oh my goodness these are truly amazing!!! i'm in love with the one with a tree and the moon. going to make it my screensaver so i can look at it all day :)
nice find Diana!!!!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

totally unreal - and in love - beyond cool beans!

Kristin H said...

It is an amazing project for sure, absolutely wonderful and touching. Have a great Wednesday Diana!

Patricia Villamil said...

This is truly captivating, makes me reflect on so many levels. Thanks for sharing, Diana!

MrJeffery said...

wow. incredible.

Hogger and Co. said...

Very powerful, indeed. Really makes one rethink our lives, count our blessings and appreciate everything more.

Diana Mieczan said...

It truly does, Smita. I've been thinking about those photos all day long.

Diana Mieczan said...

Sage, I think that one is incredible. Good thinking about the screensaver. I might do that too. Thanks, sweetie. xo

Noodles and Waffles said...

Amazing project. Amazing.

Christianna said...

So awesome!

Amber Blue Bird said...

what a beautiful tribute.

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Eliza Jane said...

amazing and empowering!

LeeLee said...

This is beautiful.

SJ said...

i love art on such a big scale and this is just amazing. great find! hope you enjoyed your short blog break :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Me too, SJ. There is something really amazing about art like this.

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

couldn't agree more!! amazing images.

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