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Artist Spotlight: Steven Baboun

Grandchamps Artist Spotlight gives artists a space to display their creations as well as a platform to tell their stories. We seek artists of the community in order to support and showcase local talent. 

Steven Baboun is a 21-year-old photographer, visual artist, and creative director from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is a graduate from American University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Film and Media Arts and Education Studies. Steven believes in creating work that celebrates people, color, and experiences. His work is characterized by bright palettes and thought-provoking stories. Baboun's art is aimed at uncovering and exploring "the other Haitian narrative," a narrative that celebrates the diverse nature of Haitian society. 

"Growing up, the only photos I ever saw of Haiti were very somber, dark, and gray. The media always seemed to portray a very negative view of the physiology of Haiti, showing the gray slums or the rubble after the earthquake. It was all so dark and that scarred me as a child. I've taken that visual trauma and turned it into a world of color, safety, warmth, and comfort."

Join us for the opening of the exhibit which will include an exclusive Q+A with the artist.

Earlier Event: October 6
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Later Event: November 20
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