2021 Define American Creative Fellow: Daveed Baptiste - Define American

Daveed Baptiste

Designer and photographer
New York, NY


Daveed Baptiste is a multidisciplinary maker working in fashion design, photography, and textiles. His migration from Haiti to America inspires most of his work. As an immigrant and queer person, his work examines the multidimensional identities of the Caribbean diaspora living in the United States. Through collaborative projects and various mediums, his work aims to decolonize notions of race, gender, and class within the Haitian community and greater Caribbean diaspora. He is a recent Parsons graduate, with a BFA in Fashion Design. His photographs have been published in The New Yorker, American Vogue, and has exhibited at Red Hook Labs and Aperture. (He/him.)

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