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Africa - Creative Arts, Feminism

Women of Kiberia reach the rooftops

2000 square meters of rooftops in Kiberia have been covered photos of “the eyes and faces” of the women who live there. The photo project has been a year in the making is covered with special water resistant material.

The material used is water resistant so that the photo itself will protect the fragile houses in the heavy rain season. The train that passes on this line through Kibera at least twice a day has also been covered with eyes from the women that live below it. With the eyes on the train, the bottom half of the their faces have be 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 will match their smiles and their faces will be complete.


Via Woorster Collective