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Published: 07 November 2020

By Andy Ross

Leila Alaoui

Leila Alaoui was a photographer who worked to highlight the migration and refugee crisis through NGOs and magazines. 

In 2016, the French-Moroccan was killed in Burkina Faso while on assignment and an exhibition at Somerset House is a retrospective of her work. It includes the famous photographs of people in costume, presenting a view that is often missing from mainstream representations of refugees and migrants. A foundation continues her work and preserves her legacy.