Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2009
Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009
April-June 2009 – JR went back to Brazil to take the portraits of women from the favela into the streets of Rio. A gigantic 17-metres-high by 150-metres-long image was displayed on the Arcos da Lapa, one of the city’s historic monuments. The street audio guide was used once again. The Casa França Brasil hosted several video installations, as well as the community of families from the Morro da Providência favela who came for the opening. Several days later the Casa Amarela cultural centre was inaugurated on top of the favela, offering photography classes for children and legal counselling for adults.