Marc Baptiste, Haitian-American photographer was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He moved to Brooklyn, NY at an early age. Baptiste picked up photography in the 9th grade, years later upon receiving his BA in Commercial Art and Advertising; he grew to become an influential fashion and portrait photographer.
Known for his lighting, beauty, cinematic style and great energy he has documented subjects from Top Celebrities including; Prince, Shakira, Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu, George Luka, Cicely Tyson, Yoko Ono, Misty Copeland and Spike Lee, to his most memorable subjects Michelle and Barak Obama, and Carmen de Lavallade.
His photographs have been published internationally in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle (US and SA), Vanity Fair, Esquire, Marie Claire, Esquire, Ebony, Essence and Glamour (US and GR). Baptiste has photographed the advertising campaigns for revered brands such as Nike, Remy Martin, Chevy, Reebok, L’Oreal, Mizani, and Crest. His commercial work is distinguished for its appeal in global markets.
Love for his birthplace influences all of his work. Baptiste serves on the advisory board at Cine´ Institute, and Noah NY. He uses his lens to donate his time for Charity Organizations worldwide. Baptiste documents Noah NY on their yearly Medical Missions to Haiti, and in 2017 he traveled to Burkina Faso to document the clean water initiative of the Georgie Badiel Foundation.
Philanthropic collaborations with Celebrities include DKNY / Rock the Vote campaign with Eva Mendez, Maroon 5 and Kate Bosworth. The groundbreaking advertising campaign Keep a Child Alive org. with Alicia Keys, Lorraine Bracco, Cynthia Nixon, David Byrne and Lenny Kravitz.
Marc lives in Brooklyn, NY with his family. He is passionately building his photo and video repertoire of visuals from his travels. He has many stories to tell.