Steven Baboun is an artist, photographer, performance artist, and creative director from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, based in New York City. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Media Arts and a minor in Education Studies from American University, as well as a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Parsons School of Design. Baboun works in photography, video, performance, textile + multimedia installation, and design. Currently, Baboun is the founder and creative director of Studio Baboun, a creative house based in Brooklyn, New York.
These images represent years of photographing my beloved land of Haiti (presented today are images from 2015 to 2022). A color-stricken semi-poetic fever dream, my photographs serve as an anthropological journal—a collective of vivid or distorted memories and moments–in order to dissect the political, social, and environmental realities of my country while painting, dignifying, and visualizing the ever-changingHaitian consciousness, imagination, and reality. My photographs serve as a way for me to reimagine the Haitian existence—who we are, what we can be—how we transform, morph, and innovate with every heartbeat. It is a lòv letter to Ayiti—the pain it may have caused me, the person it built me into, and the victories of my land that have transform me.