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Creativity & Focus | A photography exhibition highlighting the work of four Haitian and Haitian-American photographers.


Haitians from the Diaspora
Creativity & Focus

a photo exhibition

Haitians from the Diaspora: Creativity & Focus presented the works of four photographers living in the U.S. which captured images of their fellow Diaspora. The exhibition focused on the intersections of politics, art, space, and tradition versus contemporary culture.

Haitians from the Diaspora premiered at FiveMyles Gallery in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on August 24th, 2013 through September 5th, 2013.

Exhibiting photographers are MichaÎlle Chapoteau, Marie-Jeanne FethiËre, Richard Louissaint, and Jean H. Marcelin.

For purchase or future exhibition inquires contact Exhibition Curator: Régine M. Roumain at

About the Photographers

Rara Series MichaÎlle Chapoteau immigrated to the Unites States from Haiti as a teenager. She began as a street photographer inspired by the words of French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson: “The Decisive Moment.” in a fraction of a second you must know with intuition when to click the camera or the moment is gone.
The concept behind Chapoteau’s featured works is an artistic acknowledgment of the importance of Haitian musicians and visual artists. Paying homage to the talents, dedication, and perseverance of these artists who are bringing Haitian culture to universal audience
Cross & Food Marie-Jeanne FethiËre is a self-taught photographer whose expressive style captures the unique, authentic, and unexpected moments she finds in her present environment, wherever that might be.
This collection of photographs is FethiËre’s attempt to illustrate different aspects of the immigrant and second generation Haitian life as she sees it in NYC. Moments shared with Haitian spiritual, artistic, entrepreneurial and professional persons fill the context and lens of this body of work.
Val Richard Louissaint was born in Montreal, Quebec to two loving Haitian parents before migrating to New York City at a very young age. Growing up in Queens, he was exposed to a wide spectrum of the Caribbean Diaspora while being very influenced by the African-American experience.
Louissaint’s photos are a selection from The Haitian Creatives Series, an ongoing series that began as a long term project to document the community of Haitian artists living and working in New York. This is about them; the musicians, painters, radio hosts, actors, and beyond. Visit to view more of his work.
MereMere Jean Herve Marcelin was born in New York and spent his childhood years in Flatbush, Brooklyn. During a trip to Havana, Cuba in 2005, Jean became extremely interested in documentary-style photography. Inspired by the culture of the Caribbean and through his Haitian heritage, Jean found his voice.
Marcelin views this selection of photos as an ode to his memories of Flatbush, Brooklyn and an attempt to capture a community of Haitians in the Diaspora who are proud of their identity and who are telling the world through their art, lifestyle and daily existence that their hearts will always be planted in Haiti.




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September 17-21: Save A Museum Exhibit & Sale



The Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba is pleased to collaborate with the Toussaint Louverture Cultural Foundation to present a spirited exhibition and sale of an important gathering of work donated by more than 80 important Haitian artists, including traditional masters along with contemporary Haitian artists from the Tri-State region. In an unprecedented effort, 88 original artworks donated by the Haitian masters, emerging artists and collectors will be on display for sale.

Among the featured artists are: Frankétienne, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Philippe Dodard, Hervé Télémaque, Franck Louissaint, Ludovic Booz, Etzer Charles, Jonas Allen, Lafortune Felix, Essud Fungcap. Eric Girault, Yolene Legrand, Michele Voltaire Marcelin, Emmanuel Merisier, Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell, and Camy Rocher.

Organized by the Toussaint Louverture Foundation, each work of art was gathered for its perceived influence or interpretation of the Haitian cultural realm. This significant Haitian Fine Art was donated by artists and collectors from around the world to raise funds for the repair of the Musée d’Art Haïtien du Collège St. Pierre in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The Musée d’Art Haitien du Collège St Pierre was built in 1972 in the historic center of Port-au-Prince with the help of Alfred Voegeli, Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Haiti. The museum remains one of the few institutions that preserve the Haitian paintings of the twentieth century.  Its collection includes irreplaceable work from 1944-1945 to today.  The museum was severely damaged by the 2010 earthquake and has been closed to the public since then.

DATE / TIME: Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Saturday, September 21, 2013
Opening event: Thursday, September 19, 4 – 6 pm
Closing event:   Saturday,  September 21, 3 – 7 pm
LOCATION: The Wilmer Jennings Gallery, 219 East 2nd Street at Avenue B

To see the full list of artists that are part of this exhibit/sale: click here

Wilmer Jennings Gallery Contact: Corrine Jennings (212) 674-3939
Toussaint Louverture Foundation: (917) 499-3638
Learn more at

Kenkeleba programs are made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State‘s 62 counties; and supported, in part, by public funds from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and many generous friends.

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September 29: “Caribbean Cream: What you do is what you see” opens at BrutEdge Gallery


BrutEdge_gfxBrutEdge Gallery, New Jersey, is pleased to announce its inaugural show Caribbean Cream: What you do is what you see, a selection of contemporary works by Caribbean artists. Curated by Reynald Lally, a specialist in Haitian art, this first exhibit will feature works from Barbados, Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica.

The collective exhibition will showcase works by Olivia McGilchrist, Marvin Bartley, Dionne Simpson, Ebony G. Patterson, Mario Benjamin, Edouard Duval-Carrie, Florine Demosthene, Myrlande Constant, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Elsa Mora, Carlos Estevez, Pavel Acosta, Ibrahim Miranda and Joscelyn Gardner.

“What you do is what you see,” a Haitian proverb, is the central theme that unifies the work of the fourteen artists for this show. The implication that what an artist makes is a direct reflection of his or her experiences might appear obvious. However, when talking about a region as diverse and with as complex a history as the Caribbean, then the larger picture appears – one with subtle similarities and obvious differences.  It is the tensions between these gaps that make this an exciting show.

By its nature the Caribbean is a region of convergence, where the plurality of cultures has created unique hybridizations of artistic expression that are both personal and universal. Caribbean Cream attempts to tap into the larger questions the artists themselves are posing with the choices of material and subject each uses, drawing mainly from the traditions of painting and photography, but with other techniques featured as well such as collage and print-making.

DATE / TIME: September 29th – November 23rd 2013 | Opening reception: Sunday, September 29 from 1-6pm.
LOCATION: BrutEdge Gallery at Space 574 in Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(from NYC: Path train to Journal Square plus 10 minute walk).

For more information contact or via Facebook.

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August 21: Opening Reception of Galerie Monnin Pop-Up Art Expo


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Galerie Monnin will present the works of 5 artists and a selection of vodou flags from August 21 – September 4th.

Visit the official invite page here.

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