Favela Chic

Posted on: November 29th, 2011 by Mr Roaming 9 Comments

The Favela Morro da Providencia, one of the oldest slums of Rio de Janeiro, ended up on the pages of “The New Yorker” magazine. The article talks about the work of French artist JR, entitled “Women Are Heroes”. JR’s black and white photographs are ingeniously placed on the facades of houses on the hill of the favela to act as eyes of the slum’s female residents. Here are some of the pictures of this great artist featured in “The New Yorker” .

9 Responses

  1. Frank says:

    These images are both beautiful and a little socking. I have heard of the slums in Brazil. I wonder if this is what they truly look like. Excellent job Mr. R as usual.

  2. anastasia says:

    It is amazing to see how inspirational poor peoples can be.

  3. carlos says:

    BRASIL! The pictures are very inspiring of a nation about to explode (in the good sense of course). Looking forward to everything good that’s coming its way – World Cup, Olympics and so much more.

  4. stephanie says:

    This a beautiful collection of pictures. I have to agree with Frank above that they are also a little shocking.

  5. gw says:

    The slums of Brazil are famous – but this art could bring a positive light to this huge problem for this amazing country.

  6. justin says:

    Despite their location, it takes someone with an incredibly artistic “eye” to create something like this. Congratulations for the great find Mr Roaming.

  7. strings says:

    The modern tragedy of favelas right next to the rich is very troubling. Glad to see they still have some humor!

  8. Russ says:

    Just saw these pictures now Ricardo! so cool… thanks for Sharing and keeping it fresh

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