Homeless in Miami

Homeless in Miami

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Lee Jeffries from Manchester has been making a series of photographs dedicated to homelessness for many years. He photographed these people in various locations, including Rome, Los Angeles, New York and Las Vegas. Arriving in Miami, he traveled to one of the most inhospitable areas to take these incredibly expressive portraits.

Homeless in Miami

Lee Jeffries is a Manchester, UK based photographer who has gained fame for his amazing portraits of homeless people. Throughout the existence of the entire series, which was launched in 2008, Lee has been trying to convey the full gamut of human emotions for each of the portraits’ heroes.

Homeless in Miami } 1. Name unknown. 5th Street, Downtown Miami, February 4, 2012.

Jeffries strives to work with homeless communities not so much to click the shutter button a few times, but to build trust and provide help.

Homeless in Miami 2. Name unknown. Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami, February 3, 2012.

The problem of homelessness in Miami, as in many major US cities, remains acute and multifaceted. The hot climate and the attractiveness of the tourist center bring many people here, including those who find themselves on the street without a roof over their heads.

Homeless in Miami 3. Name unknown. Overtown, Miami, February 6, 2012.

Urban areas like Downtown Miami are overrun with homeless people whose lives unfold against the backdrop of modern skyscrapers and shiny storefronts. This contrast between poverty and wealth, decadence and luxury, highlights the deep social divide in the city.

Homeless in Miami 4. Name unknown. 5th Street, Downtown Miami, February 3, 2012.

All parts of Miami have their own specifics, their own characteristics of life for the homeless.

Homeless in Miami 5. Andy. Alton Road, South Beach, Miami, January 29, 2012.

Portraits of Miami's homeless not only capture their current state, but also tell stories of loss, survival and often despair. Behind each of these individuals lies a unique story reflecting difficult life circumstances, including economic hardship, health problems, including mental health, and lack of social support.

Homeless in Miami 6. Cooper. Overtown Cemetery, Miami, February 4, 2012.

These photographs evoke a deeply emotional response, reminding us that homelessness is not only a personal problem, but also a public issue that requires attention and solutions at the community level.

Homeless in Miami 7. Name unknown. 36th Street, Downtown Miami, February 29, 2012.

Homeless in Miami 8. Calvin, Overtown, Miami, February 7, 2012.

Homeless in Miami 9. Latoria. Overtown, Miami, February 6, 2012.

Homeless in Miami 10. Latoria. Overtown, Miami, February 6, 2012.

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