Marc Baptiste

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Born (1963-03-19) March 19, 1963 (age 59)
NationalityHaitian-American
CitizenshipAmerican
OccupationPhotagrapher

Marc Baptiste (born March 19, 1963) is a Haitian-American photographer. Known best for his fashion and celebrity portrait photography Baptiste has photographed elite persons in politics, film, music, dance and fashion, among which include President Barack[1] and Michelle Obama,[2][3] Prince, Janelle Monáe, Sean "Diddy" Combs,[4] Erykah Badu, Cicely Tyson,[5] Yoko Ono,[6] Misty Copeland[7] and Spike Lee[8]. [9]

His photographs have been published internationally in the world's highest editorial magazines including Elle, Esquire, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Essence, Cosmopolitan and Ebony.[10] [11]

Commercially Baptiste has photographed advertising campaigns for leading brands Nike, Reebok, Remy Martin, Chevrolet, L'Oréal and Crest.[12]

Baptiste is active in several philanthropic initiatives including DKNY / Rock the Vote with Eva Mendez, Maroon 5 and Kate Bosworth and Keep A Child Alive co-founded by Alicia Keys and Leigh Blake. He donates time and talent to document the efforts and advertising of charity organizations, accompanying Noah NY on its annual medical mission to Haiti and in 2017 he traveled with the Georgie Badiel Foundation to capture its work in providing clean water to the people of Burkino Faso. He also serves on the advisory boards of Ciné Institute in Jacmel, Haiti and Noah NY.[12][13]

In 2018 Baptiste became Art Director of newly created MLife Music Group, founded by CEO and music producer Mike Jean.[14] In addition to providing artistic direction for the label Baptiste personally photographs the artists.

Baptiste has published three books of his work featuring the nude female form (all published by Universe): Beautiful: Nudes by Marc Baptiste (2001) Initimate: Nudes by Marc Baptiste (2003) Innocent: Nudes by Marc Baptiste (2006) [13]

Baptiste lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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References

  1. Acevedo, Kai (27 February 2014). "Respect the Shooter: Marc Baptiste Speaks on Photographing Shakira, President Obama, Lauryn Hill, & More". Life and Times. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  2. "Michelle Obama: Her Inspiring Story". LIFE Magazine Special Edition. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  3. Wilson, Julee (4 June 2012). "Michelle Obama Graces Cover of EBONY and Talks Motherhood In The White House". Huffington Post. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  4. "Charting Black America's Fashion Savvy". NPR. 11 October 2006. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  5. "Cicely Tyson, Washington Post, December 5, 2015". Getty Images. 5 December 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  6. "Yoko Ono". Cerruti & Co.
  7. "Elle Magazine to Host Cover Party with Misty Copeland and Marc Baptiste". PR Distribution. 6 November 2017.
  8. Gould, Nick (23 May 2020). "Proof American director Spike Lee is way ahead of the collecting curve, from a PN Rolex Daytona in '92 to Casio". Time and Tide. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  9. "Marc Baptiste". Preiss Fine Arts.
  10. Samel, Samantha (21 March 2013). "Crown Heights' Haiti Cultural Exchange hosts conversation with Marc Baptiste". BrooklynEagle. Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
  11. "Marc Baptiste". Cerutti & Co.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Marc Baptiste". Marc Baptiste Photo.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Marc Baptiste | RARA!". MoCADA. 9 January 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  14. "New Artist Norman Alexander Releases Single 'No Goodbyes' in Advance of World Debut". KTVN. 22 July 2020.

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