Louis Leeson is an independent documentary photographer and filmmaker based between London and The Gambia. His work focuses on human rights, migration, and the consequences of war. He has worked extensively in Africa and the Middle East, with editorial publications, news channels, NGOs, and brands to tell stories visually.

Louis also works as a speaker and educator with a focus on the ethics of photography and the representation of trauma: its effect on the image maker, the viewer, and the person photographed.

Louis has completed an accredited hostile environment and first aid course with SEPAR International. He is represented by Eyevine in London and holds a degree in Photojournalism from the University of the Arts London.

+44 (0) 7870 403 494 / UK


The Guardian / The Telegraph / The Sunday Times / Time Magazine / Vice News / BBC / Al-Jazeera / Discovery Channel / Barcroft Media / Save the Children / War Child / UNHCR / UN Women