Women Are Heroes, India
New Dehli-Jaipur, India
In March 2009, JR takes Women Are Heroes to India. In Jaipur, he pastes huge white and sticky stencils to catch the dust and the colors within the context of Holi fest. Then eyes and gazes are revealed. For Women Are Heroes, JR traveled to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Kenya, Brazil, India and Cambodia to seek out women struggling in their everyday lives and, in his words, “to take their stories around the world”. Pasting mural-size portraitson the sides of buildings, on trains, and on bridges, he brings a haunting human presence to harsh environments of social conflict.