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. She holds a B.A. in Integrative Studies (Photography + Art and Social Action) from George Mason University and a certificate in Photography from SPEOS Photographic Institute Paris.
Her work exploring themes of longing and home, has been featured in The Washington Post, DC Modern Luxury Magazine and on Al Hurrah TV, and is in the permanent collection of the Office of Arts in Embassies, U.S. Department of State. Her ADRIFT series has been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions at Vivid Solutions Gallery, SPEOS Photographic Institute Paris, George Mason University, Studio Gallery and Adah Rose Gallery.
Laila is a 2017 DC Commission on Arts & Humanities Artist Fellow, member of ArtTable and serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Studio School.
In addition to her personal photography work, she has spoken frequently about the role of photography as a tool for social change; curated and produced several photography exhibitions in Washington for various artists, galleries and citywide events, including: Nuit Blanche: ArtAllNightDC and FotoWeekDC; Adah Rose Gallery, Hillyer Art Space, The Middle East Institute's Arts & Culture Program, The Smith Center for Healing and The Arts, Studio Gallery and The US Fund for UNICEF, among others.
The company she founded in 2016, OuiCurate, serves as a platform for art consultation to artists, organizations and individuals; as well as for numerous curatorial collaborations and initiatives in Washington and abroad.