Leila was born in Paris, and her work focused on migration, identity, and cultural diversity, in an unusual and deft combination of fine art and documentary photography. The 33-year-old’s work has been published widely  and exhibited internationally, including at the Institut du Monde Arabe, Art Dubai and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris.

Her last project, “The Moroccans,” was inspired by iconic US photographer Robert Frank’s portrayal of post-war America in “The Americans.” Over the course of an epic road trip through rural Morocco, Leila photographed women, men and children from diverse ethnic and tribal groups, including Arabs and Berbers. It is a lovely archive of country’s rich traditions and aesthetics, and one well worth taking a deeper look at now, as the Muslim world wrestles with attacks on its people and culture.


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