(Unfinished project) According to the United Nations, nearly four million Syrians are displaced around Europe and the Middle East. It is the biggest movement of people since the end of the Second World War. Each country has responded differently, and no two individual’s stories are the same. As I have covered the refugee crisis for the past 18 months I have made a series of portraits of the people I have met along the way and I have tried to build an incomplete picture of how experiences differ from place to place, country to country. As much as possible, I have interviewed everyone I have photographed, some of which I have included in the captions. This is an ongoing project and not yet finished.
Louis Leeson is a reportage photojournalist with a background in documentary film. He studied at the London College of Communication from 2009 to 2012 where he received a First Class BA (Hons) in Photojournalism. Louis works in the UK and internationally for feature film, editorial, and humanitarian organisations. He shoots long-term investigative projects and has covered the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, FGM in The Gambia, and the refugee crisis engulfing Europe and the Middle East.
Louis’ work has been published in the Guardian, the Evening Standard, the Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Mirror, the International Business Times, Al-Jazeera, Vice News, Broadly, Huck, Nowness, Grazia, Marie Claire, Save the Children, War Child, and more. Louis is represented in the by the picture agency Eyevine.