WOMEN ARE HEROES /

Practitioner: 

Date: 

Jan 1 2009

Location: 

Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia

The Women Are Heroes project has various steps in Africa, in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Sudan.

In January 2009, 2000 square meters of rooftops are covered with photos of the eyes and faces of the women of Kibera, in Kenya. Most of the women have their own photos on their own rooftop and for the first time the material used is water resistant so that the photo itself will protect the fragile houses in the heavy rain season.

With the eyes on the train, the bottom half of the their faces ware pasted on corrugated sheets on the slope that leads down from the tracks to the rooftops. The idea being that for the split second the train passes, their eyes match their smiles and their faces are complete.

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