Women Are Heroes, Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia

2008

28 Millimeters, Women Are Heroes, Swimming Pool, Intercontinental Hotel, Horizontale, Monrovia, Liberia, 2008

In Monrovia, Liberia, when JR posted the pictures of local women, the reactions were immediate, raw, and sometimes brutal. People were asking lots of questions. Why faces? Why women? Did they do something special? Why here? What does it mean? Why is it in black and white, don’t they have colours in France? Are these women all dead? Those who understood shared it with the others. The women asked JR to send a message in a bottle, not to write it. They asked for a single promise “make my story travel with you”.

28 Millimeters, Women Are Heroes, Pasting in Monrovia's streets, Liberia, 2008

28 Millimeters, Women Are Heroes Liberia, Monrovia, 2008

28 Millimeters, Women Are Heroes, Action in Monrovia, Liberia, 2008

28 Millimeters, Women Are Heroes, Monrovia, Liberia, 2008

28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes, Downtown Monrovia, Liberia, 2008

28 Millimètres, Women Are Heroes, Gas Station, Monrovia, Libera, 2008