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Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

ABOUT Laylah

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.