Pablo Picasso was a world-reknown painter, sculptor and contemporary artist – one of the most influential figures of the art world in the 20th century, and founder of the cubist movement. His art ranges from the simplistic to the spectacular, and his peculiar view of the world is captured in this fascinating LIFE magazine series of 1949, “Pablo Picasso Draws with Light.”
An account by day, Lee Jeffries started his stunning series of portraits of the homeless after a young girl, huddled under a sleeping bag in the streets of London, caught him snapping a candid shot. Instead of walking away, the photographer came over to talk to her. After hearing her story, he could no longer sneak shots at distance. These portraits of people from Europe and United States, spotted by Dangerous Minds, reveal incredible detail — graying ringlets of a long and tattered beard, an eye clouded with glaucoma, wind-blown strands of hair caked with cigarette ash, ridges of deep wrinkles and scrapes. They also reveal the real intimacy that needed to be established between the subject and the photographer in order to capture an image that feels authentic as opposed to exploitative.