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.
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 provided consultation services on photography and styling; curating, art direction and exhibition development for galleries, arts-based organizations, creative groups, and artists.
She has curated, co-curated and produced several photography exhibitions in Washington for various artists, galleries and citywide events, including: Nuit Blanche: ArtAllNightDC and FotoWeekDC; Adah Rose Gallery, 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.
She is a Friend of Mark Landis, a member of ArtTable, serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Studio School and is the Founder & Creative Director of Maison du Jumelle, a personal curatorial service.