Photographer Lee Jeffries pictures the people we’re doing our best to ignore – the poor and homeless in urban slums of London, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Las Vegas and New York. For us they are – human waste, for him – inspiration. He is not just photographing them, but listening to their stories – sometimes simple, sometimes complex, but always – tragic. And trying to get our attention to those whom we used to ignore.
“I can not change the lives of these people – explains Jeffries. – I can not wave a magic wand, but it does not mean that I can not photograph them and try to attract the attention of mankind to this problem. ”
All the awards that he received the last three years at the Annual Competition of Amateur Photos (yes, Jeffries is amateur and self-taught), he gave to a charitable organization for the homeless.