Saving a Syrian Heart

Credit: Shooting PD

This 5-year-old girl, Amena, has a serious heart condition and is stuck in legal limbo at a reception center in Italy. Amena and her family fled Syria and arrived in Europe after crossing the Mediterranean in a boat with 400 others. Broadcast on Al-Jazeera/AJ+.




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.