Richard Louissaint was born in Montreal, Quebec to two loving Haitian parents before migrating to New York City at a very young age. Growing up in Queens, he was exposed to a wide spectrum of the Caribbean diaspora while being very influenced by the African-American experience.
Before becoming a photographer, Richard was music journalist for Vibe Magazine, The Source, and other publication. His editorial work and portraiture have been published in Wax Poetic Magazine, MTV and the New York Times and has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, The International Center of Photography’s Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, Five Myles Gallery and Brooklyn Borough Hall. He has also enthusiastically expanded into video work, shooting music videos, mini-documentaries and profiles.
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
- Exhibited Work: “Energie Nouvelle”, Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, August 19 – September 19, 2015
- Exhibited Work: “The Haitian Creatives”, Les murs de La Lorraine (Haiti) , December 11-29, 2014
- Exhibited Work: “Haitians From the Diaspora”, Five Myles Gallery, August 24 – September, 2013
- Exhibited Work: “BK All Day”, Harriet’s Alter Ego Gallery, July 19-August 15, 2008
- Exhibited Work: “Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition”, Brooklyn Museum, June 27-August 10, 2008
- Exhibited Work: “Real Brooklyn: Day in Our Lives”, Brooklyn Borough Hall, September 2003