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Marc Baptiste has reached incredible heights throughout his career as a photographer all the while embody an incredible passion for Haiti and its culture. He has shot several memorable magazine covers including the one of the cast of Red Tails, the 2012 film about the legendary Tuskegee Airman. His passion for Haiti is unmatched and his spirit of giving back to community is unparalleled.
Marc received a BA in Graphic Design and Advertising at NY Technical College, and immediately began his photography career by shooting the collections in Paris and NY for various magazines. This access to the frenzied pace and immediacy of the inside world of fashion set the tone for his style and flair. Marc!s work has been published in Cosmopolitan US, British Cosmo, British Elle, American Elle, Esquire, German Glamour, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Spanish Harpers Bazaar, and Vanity Fair.
Marc is a Hollywood and music world favorite: his starstudded client list is full of popular personalities and trendsetters, including Ashlee Simpson, Cohn Farrell, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Chloe Sevigny, Eve, Beyonce, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Yoko Ono, Sheryl Crow, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendez, Drew Barrymore, and many others.
Marc has released three books celebrating the female form: “Beautiful —Nudes by Marc Baptiste”, in 2001, followed by Intimate in 2003, and Innocent, in 2006. His first solo exhibition accompanied the publication of Intimate, and was held at the Dactyl Gallery in New York. Marc’s love for Haiti influences all of his work, and his commitment to the rebuilding of his birthplace prompted his partnership with Donna Karan’s Urban Zen to curate the silent auction “The Truth” which takes place on the 1 year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti. Marc resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and daughters.
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