Review of the Leila Alaoui: Rite of Passage exhibition at Somerset House

The late Leila Alaoui’s work looks back at you. Her subjects’ eyes gaze out and lock with yours from frames and screens made on a much grander scale than the little boxes on Zoom. At the start of November 2020, I went to see an exhibition of her photographs and film at Somerset House, just before the second lockdown came into effect.