Born in Geneva, Switzerland and raised in the Washington, D.C area, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah has lived and worked 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 worked at several art organizations including International Arts & Artists, and Art Fraud Insights, LLC, working on major exhibitions including, Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World, Chicago History Museum's Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair ; and worked with museums including The Art Museum of the Americas, The Muscarelle Museum at the College of William & Mary, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Winterthur Museum Garden and Library, and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art among others. Concurrently, she has curated and co-curated several photography exhibitions in Washington for various artists, galleries and citywide events, including All Art All Night DC, Adah Rose Gallery, FotoWeekDC, The Smith Center for Healing and The Arts, Studio Gallery and The US Fund for UNICEF among others.
Building upon her long career in the arts, in 2015 she launched a creative studio, providing consultation services on photography and styling; curating, art direction and exhibition development for arts based organizations, creative groups, publications and artists.