Laylah Amatullah Barrayn


She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and has been also published in OkayAfrica, BBC, The Washington Post, Le Point Afrique, CBS News, Vogue, among other publications.

She has exhibited at Galarie Ethiopiques (Senegal), Brighton Photo Biennial (UK), Galleria Biagiotti (Italy), Open Ateliers Zuidoost Gallery (Holland), Rencontres d'Arles (France) and The Museum of Contemporary Photography (USA), among other institutions.

She is a 2017 African Great Lakes Reporting Fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation.

Barrayn also is the co-author of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. It is the first publication in nearly 30 years that focuses on photography produced by women of African descent.

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn