Rasin Lakay features Steven Baboun

Reimagining the Haitian Identity

Steven Baboun & Yvena Despagne discuss Haitian identity— focusing on the Haitian queer experience and other unrepresented identities or marginzalied communities within Haitian society and the Haitian Diaspora (i.e. the Vodou community, Muslim community, and multi-cultural communities).

Click on the image below to watch Steven Baboun’s Artist Talk on HCX Facebook Live:

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Steven Baboun is an artist and photographer from Port-au-Prince, Haiti and based in New York City. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Film and Media Arts and a minor in Education Studies at American University in Washington, DC. He’s currently an MFA Photography student at Parsons School of Design with an anticipation degree completion date of August 2020.  Baboun creates through photography, installation, video, and performance art. His work explores diverse social issues within the Haitian community such as queerness, race and social class, politics, religion (namely Vodou and Catholicism), and multi-cultural identities. Baboun presents to the world the complexities of Haitian society and how Haiti is an incubator for innovation, creativity, and storytelling. His works have traveled to Haiti, New York City, Los Angeles, China, Miami, and South Korea.

Find out more about Steven’s work by following his channels: Instagram | Website

 

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