Richard Louissaint 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, IAC, Boys & Girls Club of Newark, HOPLITE ENTERTAINMENT, One Bedroom (Film) , 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, Stones Throw Records, Food Heaven Made Easy


    • 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” 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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