b. 1982, Laeïla Adjovi is a Beninese and French national. She grew up in Gabon and South Africa, studied political sciences and journalism in France, and then lived in India and New Caledonia, before moving back to the continent. A journalist and self-taught photographer, she is interested in documentary photography and photojournalism. Laeïla is the first recipient of ArtsEverywhere’s Fay Chiang Fellowship for Artistic Journalism. She lives and works in Dakar, Senegal.