Lefteris Partsalis was born in Athens in 1987, where he spent the first 18 years of his life. In 2004, he bought his first camera and pursued photography as a hobby; more than 10 years later he is an established photographer who has covered major stories including the Greek financial crisis, the refugee crisis, civil unrests, Mosul offensive and more. Partsalis studied landscape architecture but even during his studies he was working as a photographer on environmental projects. Since 2015, Partalis works as a freelancer for various media including SOOC Photo Agency, Spin Communications and DPG Media, which includes CNN Greece. In 2015 he took the picture of three grandmothers in Lesvos feeding a baby migrant and one of them nominated for Nobel prize. He, also, collaborates with the Chinese news agency Xinhua.