copyright JR from Kenya Project, courtesy Lens Culture Blog
Social photographer and installation artist JR and his team have previously worked in Brazil, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Sudan. Like his previous projects, this new piece is designed to draw attention to the plight of women in impoverished areas, and specifically in this region of Kenya. JR has a history of installing photographs on the sides of buildings, walls, and even abandoned trailer trucks; however, this project takes the idea of public installation one step further, residing on the tops of structures: often the homes of their subject, and even an active train. The exhibition is on such as scale that it is "designed to be visible from Google Earth satellites as well as the elevated train tracks that pass by the village twice a day."