Putting face to violence

Hoardings>> Neighbourhood violence • Venezuela

Published: Friday 13 January 2012

imageFifty two unlikely models stare down at passersby from giant black-and-white posters in the Venezuelan capital Caracas. They are all mothers who have lost their children to the criminal violence that is plaguing the country.

A group of photographers took their portraits, which were printed as posters, mostly 1.80 by 2.40 metres. Then a couple of dozen volunteers stuck the images on walls with “eco-friendly glue,” a paste of flour, sugar and water.

The hoardings are part of Proyecto Esperanza (Project Hope) and seek to call attention to and move people to think about the other victims of violence.

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