According to the Design with the Other 90%: CITIES website, "JR captures extreme close-ups of women’s faces and covers informal settlements with large-scale reproductions of the images. The women actively participate by telling their stories and taking part in the artistic process...Such intimate portraits pasted in these urban landscapes allow passersby to encounter these women as large, central figures in their communities."
Brilliant! New Yorkers, click here for information on how to view the Design with the Other 90%: CITIES exhibit yourselves. (It's open til January 9th - and it's free!)
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