Fairfax Art Show, April 2012—Photographs by Laila Al-Jamal

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Photo of a young man with his arms around a boy

April, 2012 in the Fairfax Library Meeting Room Gallery—Through April, stop in to experience a captivating collection of photos by local artist Laila Al-Jamal.  Laila’s photographs offer a unique vision of central Mexico. Her photos celebrate the art, the architecture, the culture, and the people of Leon, Guanajuato and Jalisco, captured both in vibrant color and in black and white.

Laila is a Fairfax resident and is currently studying at the College of Marin. From her artist’s bio:

The draw of photography for me has always been in the camera’s ability to remember details everyone else forgets. The manual camera is incredibly similar to the human eye, which for me gives photography a pure quality, and for this reason all my photos are done with manual cameras and are not digitally enhanced or altered in any way. This series of photos was taken with a Nikkormat FTn, of the cities of Leon, Guanajuato and Jalisco in Mexico.  I hope you enjoy the show!    

Please come have a look—we’d love to see you! Get some art into your life!

Note: The Fairfax meeting room is open to the public during regular library hours. Please check out the Fairfax branch page/Calendar of events for times when the room may be in use.

Want to dig a bit deeper into Mexican art and culture?  Click on any of the titles below to get to/request them in our library catalog:


In wonderland : the surrealist adventures of women artists in Mexico and the United States ed. by Ilene Susan Fort


Tina Modotti & Edward Weston : the Mexico years by Sarah M. Lowe


Manana forever? : Mexico and the Mexicans by Jorge G. Casteneda


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