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The Homeless experience as seen through a camera lens

2014-01-08

Often times we pass right by them without noticing them, sometimes outright ignoring the homeless. That experience is precisely what caught the attention of English photographer Lee Jeffries. In his exhibit titled 'Homeless' he tries to make it impossible to ignore those without a home. Traveling to different cities, he shot photographs to present this social reality. 

He says it was indifference that inspired the exhibit. A way to give a voice to the voiceless. One young homeless person in particular challenged his perception of the homelessness. 

GIOVANNI COZZI
Curator 
"The photographer took a picture of a homeless woman. She noticed and started yelling at him. His first reaction, like any other person, was to just walk away after getting caught. But he decides to go back and talk to her. From this conversation grows a unique affection for the homeless, from getting to know them personally to understanding their experience.” 

In fact, the photographer decided to take it a step further, by actually living with the homeless out on the street. It was a way for his camera to capture more than just a quick snap shot, but rather a complete emotion. 

GIOVANNI COZZI
Curator 
"He takes the photographs with a very noticeable contrast. He plays with lights and shadows to represent the two sides of humanity, from the pain we can experience to the very peak of our existence.” 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and these pictures prove it. Going beyond their worn out appearance, the photographer tries to express something that goes beyond looks, above all else it's about emotions. 

GIOVANNI COZZI
Curator 
"By focusing on the eyes, he's highlighting something that's very important. He's trying to convey a message to others, so that when they see a homeless person, they're compelled to stop and take notice. Really, his goal is to raise 
awareness.”

Even though the photographer is internationally know for his online work, this is the first time he carries out an actual exhibit. An exhibit that calls on everyone to recognize his social problem, that knows no age, race or nationality. 


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