Up on the roof | JR’s photographs of a Nairobi slum

There’s a piece in 3/31’s Independent about the graffiti artist-turned-photographer JR’s installation in the Kibera slum of Nairobi. JR photographed the women of Kibera and installed the photos as roofs to the subject’s dwellings. The piece was also mentioned last month on the Wooster Collective site, who published some great photos of it. It does look impressive, and the material it’s printed on does help waterproof the roofs it’s installed on, apparenty, but I wonder if creating high tech art that’s best viewed from a helicopter is entirely sensitive its location in Africa’s biggest slum.

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