R.I.P. Dennis Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010)
I am deeply saddend by the passing of Dennis Hopper. Being able to share time with him was one of the greatest experiences in my life and will 4ever be inspired by him. R.I.P. – Rest In Power – madsteez
Photo’s from the opening night of the “Women Are Heroes” exhibit at Gallery Springmann.Varol. in Germany. J.R the French photographer, activist and artist features the best of his third instalment in the 28 Millimetre series.
WOMEN ARE HEROES also supports the causes of peace and humanitarianism. JR’s project pays tribute to the scores of women who are dealing with the effects of war, poverty, violence, and oppression on a daily basis. He meets them in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Phnom Penh, Delhi, and Kibera/Kenya and with his camera, he captures their faces in moments of emotion. JR’s works document the personal histories of the people he photographs and his works in interior spaces – photographs and collages on various media – are already well-established and respected throughout the international contemporary art world.
Having presented his portraits of women in Brazil, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, India, Belgium, Britain and other countries, JR is showing the whole of his “Women” exhibition for the first time.
After “Portraits of a Generation”, inspired by events in the suburbs of Paris, and “Face 2Face”, which was displayed in the Middle East, “Women” is the third phase of the 28 Millimetre project, taking its name from the wide-angle lens that requires the photographer to be only centimetres from the model in order to take the portrait.
WOMEN ARE HEROES
WOMEN grew out of many pictures and few words. JR’s words were necessary, of course, to convince more than 70 women around the world to take part in the project. JR went to meet those living in the shadows, the real pillars of their societies despite daily violence, wars or simply discrimination. His desire to shift certain limits by using unusual places allows him to deal with subjects in the news in an innovative way. From 3 October to 2 November, through thris exhibition and a book, people will learn all about this adventure that took JR to ten countries on four continents.