'Women Are Heroes' By JR Features Amazing Street Art With A Social Message

JR is a French artist and photographer who creates giant portraits of people, which he places around public spaces.

Winner of the TED Prize 2011, he has pasted faces on the wall between Israel and the Palestinian Territories, throughout Paris and the favelas of Brazil, as well as in and around art galleries around the world.

In 2008, he created a series called Women Are Heroes, featuring women who had been the target of conflict in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Kenya, Brazil, India and Cambodia, pasting their faces on walls, roofs, trains, sidewalks and more, making people face these otherwise-hidden figures in their societies.

Abrams has just published a book, called "Women Are Heroes: A Global Project by JR" ($40) featuring some of the most striking images from his project. The book features text by Marco Berrebi, as well as hundreds of incredible images.

See the slideshow below - and be inspired.

Women Are Heroes by JR