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Date(s) - 27 Jan, 2023 - 16 Apr, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Museo Diocesano



The exhibition “Lee Jeffries. Portraits. The soul beyond the image” presents around 50 photographs by the British photographer who has become the voice of the marginalised. The images in black and white and colour capture the faces of the hidden and invisible humanity that populates the streets of the great metropolises of Europe and the United States.
Through his spiritual gaze and art, Jeffries brings the homeless out of the darkness in which they are imprisoned and tries to restore light and dignity to every human being.
His most characteristic stylistic feature is that of the portrait, always frontal and close-up, often with dark monochrome backgrounds that, elaborated with effective work on light and shadow, brings out the faces in their extraordinary expressive power, capable of communicating their suffering, their unease and their unhappy condition.

About Lee Jeffries
A self-taught photographer, Jeffries began his career almost by chance, on the day before the 2008 London Marathon when he took a photograph of a young homeless girl sitting in the entrance of a shop; reprimanded for doing so without authorisation, Jeffries stopped to talk to her, to question her about her past, to establish a contact that went beyond mere curiosity to delve deep into the soul of the person in front of him.

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