Laila Annmarie Stevens
Laila Annmarie Stevens (b. 2001) is a Black Queer Photographer and Visual Artist from Queens, NY. She received her BFA in Photography and Related Media at The Fashion Institute of Technology. Their portraiture is informed by their passion for honoring marginalized youth voices and embracing the fullness of Black life through the creation of a digital safe space. Their work could be described as a raw and intimate perspective. Through her early work in youth organizations, she’s incorporated image-making to envision a world of inclusion and power.
Photo by Olivia Rae Harris
Clayton Sisterhood Project
Roy Wilkins Park
Inspired by the longing for ancestral remembrance through the traditional family album, the Clayton Sisterhood Project explores contemporary kinship, and the continuing legacy built by the photographer’s sisters and nieces from Queens, NY moving onto Clayton, North Carolina land together.
Clayton Sisterhood Project Exhibition Walkthrough with Laila Annmarie Stevens in conversation with Elias Williams as part of Juneteenth in Queens
Artist walkthrough of the Clayton Sisterhood Project exhibition in Roy Wilkins Park led by Laila Annmarie Stevens as part of Juneteenth in Queens
Juneteenth Photo Walk with Laila Annmarie Stevens
In honor of Juneteenth, we held a special walkthrough of the Clayton Sisterhood Project exhibition in Roy Wilkins Park led by artist Laila Annmarie Stevens in conversation with photographer, Elias Williams.