Friday, May 8, 2009

favela eyes

for his latest 'intervention', street artist and photographer JR has tagged the walls of this favela in Rio de Janeiro with the oversized portraits of his subjects. viewed from a distance, and at such a large scale, the human faces and eyes turn the stacked structures of the favela into a crowd of silent observers. perversely the very favelas which are generally looked upon with distrust, are transformed into the watchers. the personification of the structure is a reminder of the humanity that inhabits them.
Seen via BLDG BLOG