Steven Baboun is a 23 year-old artist and photographer from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is a graduate from American University (Washington, DC) where he received a Bachelor's degree in Film and Media Arts and Education Studies. He's currently a graduate student at Parsons School of Design in New York City working toward his MFA in Photography.
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. Haiti has always been the center of negative attention in the media– often times depicting an inauthentic and sensationalized representation of the island. Through his work, he counters this toxic narrative by showing that Haiti is a country driven by racial and sexual diversity and dynamic spirituality. He is inspired by the ever-evolving nature of the self, his country and its narratives.
His works have traveled to Haiti, New York City, Los Angeles, China, Miami, and South Korea.