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Photographer JR Puts His Stamp on Kibera, Kenya

 by Stephanie Glaros


Tags: street art, photography, JR, portraiture, Stephanie Glaros,

 JR in Kibera

Undercover photographer JR, who I blogged about last summer, has completed another amazing project, this time in Kibera, Kenya. He installed his distinctive black and white portraits on the rooftops of one of the largest slums in Africa, depicting women who live there. The images protect the structures from water damage, and are large enough to be viewed by Google Earth. He also installed the top portions of the portraits on the sides of the train that passes twice daily through the area, which momentarily align with the bottom portions installed on the hillside to complete the image.

 (Thanks Wooster Collective.)