About

Richard Louissant is an award-winning writer, filmmaker and photographer from New York City. A first generation Haitian American, his portraiture and film work centers around underrepresented communities such as his own; highlighting the humanity of his subjects and their ability to persevere, find joy, invent and thrive against the odds.

Clients: 

Vibe Theater Experience, Bark Bark, Grammar (documentary),  MarblePlay TV, Afropunk/Progressive Pupil, Steve Lehman Octet, Big Words (Film, 2013), Nikkei Newspaper, Loove Arts Brooklyn, Fujisankei Communications International, Preferred Health Partners, RYAN Health Center 47th Annual Benefit Gala, Stones Throw Records, Food Heaven Made Easy, Vonpea, Jerry Jean, ClassicBeatz, Arin Maya Lawrence

Exhibitions

  • “The Haitian Creatives”, Grandchamps-Brooklyn, NY 2016
  • “ENERGIE NOUVELLE”, Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba-New York, NY 2015
  • “Haitian Creatives of New York”, The Walls at La Lorraine- Haiti 2014
  • “Haitians From the Diaspora”, Five Myles Gallery-Brooklyn, NY 2013
  • “BK All Day”, Harriet’s Alter Ego Gallery-Brooklyn, NY 2008
  • “Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition”,  Brooklyn Museum-New York, NY 2008
  • “Real Brooklyn: Day in Our Lives”, Brooklyn Borough Hall-Brooklyn, NY 2003

 

Screenings

 

  • Dear Father, New York Shorts Film Festival 2017
  • Dear Father, Newark International Film Festival
    (Winner of Best Director Documentary Short) 2017
  • Baldwin’s Prophecy,  The Luminal Theater 2017
  • Baldwin’s Prophecy, Haiti Film Fest 2017
  • Haitian Creatives Series,  Haiti Cultural Exchange Selebrasyon! Festival 2016

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