Update: Lion Heart

Saleh spends his last week in High School at Oakland International High School.

After over a decade of documenting the story of Saleh, an update. The young boy who was nicknamed Lion Heart, has grown into a man, whom the nickname still suits. When I first started photographing Saleh, I didn’t imagine I’d be continuing the story over the next 13 years. I’m grateful and honored to be a part of Saleh’s life, and to have him in mine, and I’ll continue to document his life as long as he will allow me to.

With major advancements in prosthetics, I have hope that Saleh will one day be whole again.

Click through to National Geographic for more on Saleh, where he has been, and where we hope he will go next.

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