Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
Co-Author, MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn is a documentary photographer and occasionally organizes exhibitions. She is the co-author of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, the first anthology in nearly 30 years that highlights photography produced by women of African descent. Barrayn is a frequent contributor to The New York Times covering the New York City metro area. Her 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.