Portraits of the Homeless

by Roberta Lunghini - 2013.11.28
Portraits of the Homeless
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The extraordinary work of Lee Jeffries, a self-taught photographer from Manchester, is exposed at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere until January 12, 2014. The exposition "Homeless" includes 50 black and white shots portraying homeless people around the world. The English 41 year-old photographer, in fact, has been wandering through the streets of London, Paris, Rome, New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, portraying the faces of people that actually live on the streets. The author has been particularly influenced by the religious or spiritual and tolerant aspect of the city of Rome, where he took many of the most significant images on dispaly. Jeffries gave these people something more than personal dignity. He gave them a light in their eyes that depicts transcendence, a glimmer of light at the gates of Eden, so to speak. The event was sponsored by the Department of Culture, Creativity and Artistic Promotion - Superintendence of Capitoline Cultural Heritage and LoolitArT and it is part of the Circuit of the XII edition of Photography, International Festival of Rome.

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