This week we are changing it up for our Artist of the Week profile, because we like change and change is good! But - more importantly, we want to let you know about this fantastic and eye-opening exhibit that will run this weekend.
Lee Jeffries is a British photographer who tells the stories of unsheltered homeless people through the art of photography. His work is described as "spiritual iconography" because he works to honor homeless people by giving the individuals an identity and telling their stories in a powerful way.
So why is Jeffries our Artist of the Week? The photographer extraordinaire has partnered with the Seattle Union Gospel Mission to showcase Jeffries' "Lost Angels" exhibit in Seattle on both Friday and Saturday night.
"Lost Angels" is a portrait series of homeless men and women who have remained unsheltered. Along with his brilliant work (which you will find in our gallery), Jeffries has provided facts and figures that bring attention to the growing number of homelessness in Seattle. It's not just your normal exhibit however - Jeffries' photos will be projected at massive-scale on the front of buildings and landmarks throughout Seattle neighborhoods. How freakin' cool is that?
Here's how you can see his work:
Friday, Nov. 3:
- 7:00pm – 7:30pm 3rd Ave. & Virginia St.
- 8:15pm – 8:45pm 5th Ave. & Spring St.
- 9:30pm – 10:00pm Boren Ave. & Pike St.
Saturday, Nov. 4:
- 7:00pm – 7:30pm Columbia St. & Alaskan Way
- 8:15pm – 8:45pm 3rd Ave. & Union St.
- 9:30pm – 10:00pm Denny Way & Aurora Ave.
Please note that the show lasts approximately 10 minutes and will loop three times at each location.
Using artwork for the power of good...that's the stuff we do like! Find more information about this weekend's exhibit here.