Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Categories: Photo project | Society

In 2008, accountant and aspiring photographer Lee Jeffries came to London to participate in the marathon. The day before the marathon, he decided to take a walk around the city and take some photos. Not far from Leicester Square, he saw a homeless girl lying in a sleeping bag in a pile of Chinese food boxes. She noticed that he was taking pictures of her and started yelling at him. "I had a choice: turn around and leave or cross the street and apologize. I chose the latter."

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee JeffriesThis episode defined Jeffries' approach to photography and the theme of his work. He tries to make high-quality portraits, establishing relationships with each of those he photographs.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

London, April 15, 2011.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Bolton, February 26, 2011.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Manchester, December 27, 2010.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Rome, July 13, 2008.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Skid Row, Los Angeles, October 19, 2008.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Skid Row, Los Angeles, October 21, 2008.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Manchester, August 8, 2010.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Skid Row, Los Angeles, March 4, 2009.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Bolton, May 15, 2008.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Las Vegas, August 10, 2008.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

New York, September 19, 2008.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Manchester, August 14, 2010.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Skid Row, Los Angeles, October 19, 2008.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Skid Row, Los Angeles, October 19, 2008.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Manchester, January 9, 2011.

Portraits of the homeless by photographer Lee Jeffries

Rome, June 8, 2008.

Keywords: Homeless | Vagrants | United Kingdom | Women | London | Manchester | Portrait | Portraits | B/w

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