2010 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, Singles, 2nd prize
Photographer

JR

Agence Vu

02 February, 2009

Close-ups of women's eyes adorn the roof of a train passing through Kibera, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Between 700,000 and 1.2 million people live in poverty in the two square kilometers of shanties in Kibera. Men who have jobs catch the train to work while the women stay at home. The eyes on the train roof are part of the photographer's 'Women are Heroes' project, aimed at highlighting women's pivotal role in society.

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