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.


The ADVERTISING Club of New York, Mixed Company, Boys & Girls Club of Newark, HOPLITE ENTERTAINMENT, Haiti Cultural Exchange, International Center of Photography, 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


    • A Prelude To…, Newark International Film Festival 2019
    • Haitian Creatives Series: DJ Hard Hittin’ Harry,
      Haiti International Film Festival-Film Series 2017
    • Dear Father, The Luminal Theater 2017
    • 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


    • Lakou Nou Artist Residency, Haiti Cultural Exchange, Brooklyn, New York 2018


    • Silva, Bianca. “Haitian-American Photographer Seeks To Document Change Through The ‘Istwa Nan Je Yo’ Project” The Haitian Times. 2018
    • Leonhardt, Andrea.Brooklyn-based Award-Winning Short Film ‘Dear Father,’ An Intimate Exploration of Black Fatherhood” BK Reader
    • “The Man Behind The Haitian Creatives Series Movement Speaks Out” Kreyolicious.com. Dec. 11, 2016
    • Olivier, Alley. “Showcasing Haiti’s Creatives” Caribbean Life News. Dec. 11, 2015
    • Tuitt, Kori. Haiti Cultural Exchange celebrates Haitian culture through photography  Amsterdam News. Aug. 15, 2013
    • Fields, Rob. The Q&A: Photographer Richard Louissaint Bold As Love (website). Dec. 11, 2012

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