Lee Jeffries. Homeless
This world-premiere exhibition presents the extraordinary work of Lee Jeffries, a self-taught photographer strongly 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.
Lee Jeffries, 41, lives in Manchester in the UK.
A chance meeting with a young homeless girl in the streets of London changes his artistic approach forever. Lee Jeffries recalls that, initially, he had stolen a photo from this young homeless girl huddled in a sleeping bag. The photographer knew that the young girl had noticed him but his first reaction was to leave. He says that something made him stay and go and discuss with the homeless girl. His perception about the homeless completely changes. They become the subject of his art. The models in his photographs are homeless people that he has met in Europe and in the United States: «Situations arose, and I made an effort to learn to get to know each of the subjects before asking their permission to do their portrait.» From then onwards, his photographs portray his convictions and his compassion to the world.
Until now, the photos were availble online only, where they have achieved fame, honors and awards.
Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00 - 20.00;
Last admission 1 hour before closing time;
Infoline: tel. +39 060608 (daily from 9.00 to 21.00).
Booking fees apply. If you book in advance you can skip the line by going directly to the ticket window.
Promoted by: Roma Capitale, Assessorato alla Cultura, Creatività e Promozione Artistica – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, LoolitArt.
ACEA, Banche tesoriere di Roma Capitale: BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, Unicredit, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena; Lottomatica; Vodafone; Finmeccanica
Atac, La Repubblica.
Exhibition sponsors: Epson, Plastifoto.