Born in Geneva, Switzerland and raised in the Washington, D.C area, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah has lived, worked and exhibited her photographs in Paris, Washington, and the Middle-East.
Laila completed a B.A in Arts & Culture with a concentration in Photography and Art as Social Action from George Mason University in 2007. She worked as a photography and gallery assistant in Washington, before moving to Paris in 2009 to study at SPEOS Photographic Institute. Earning a Masters in Studio Photography, she focused on portrait and fashion photography working with designers including, Sakina M’Sa, Isadora Ducasse and Dognin, before moving back to Washington in 2010.
Since her return she has providing consultation services on photography and styling; curating, art direction and exhibition development for magazines, arts based organizations, creative groups, and artists. She has curated and co-curated several photography exhibitions in Washington for various artists, galleries and citywide events, including Nuit Blance: All Art All Night DC, Adah Rose Gallery, The Smith Center for Healing and The Arts, and Studio Gallery among others.
Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, and on Al Hurrah TV. Recently, two of her works from Adrift have been acquired for the Permanent Collection of the Office of Art in Embassies U.S Department of State. She curated an exhibition, Through Their Eyes: Photographs by Syrian Children for the U.S Fund for UNICEF that was exhibited here in Washington during FotoWeekDC and then in New York City. Photos of the event are available here.
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