Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn is a documentary photographer and occasionally organizes exhibitions. She is the co-author of the book MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, the ﬁrst anthology in nearly 30 years that highlights photography produced by women of African descent. Her work was recently nominated for a 2020 News and Documentary Emmy. Barrayn is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and has been published in National Geographic, Vogue, NPR, VOX, among other publications. She work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with solo exhibitions at The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco, The Taubman Museum of Art (VA), MAK Gallery (Venice + London) and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Arts (NY). Barrayn is currently working on a book on contemporary Black photographers.
My favorite cameras and lenses that help me make the images I am most proud of.
GFX System Camera
Create from a different perspective with this large format rangefinder camera
XF23mmF1.4 R Lens
A wide-angle lens with a fast maximum aperture for low-light versatility.
GF Prime Lens
GF30mmF3.5 R WR Lens
A medium wide-angle lens great for landscapes, street photography, or environmental portraits
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