Cristina Baussan

Cristina Baussan is a documentary photographer and writer based in New York City.

Cristina Baussan is a documentary photographer and writer based in New York City. Drawing on her French, Haitian, Salvadoran and American heritage, her work explores themes of identity and belonging with a focus on environmental issues, immigration and youth culture.

Upon graduating from Syracuse University in 2015, she moved to Haiti where she co-founded a multimedia cooperative and collaborated with local NGOs to document their social projects. Her work has appeared in Univision, PROOF National Geographic, American Photo and UNICEF.

In 2017, she was nominated for World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass and was selected as a fellow of the International Women’s Media Foundation the following year.  

She is currently in New York City, pursuing her M.S. at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

A group of young Haitians are shown sitting around a table in a room without glass in the windows.

Meet the Petrochallengers: A new generation wants to bring accountability to Haiti. Can they succeed?

Leaders are accused of embezzling well over a billion dollars earmarked for social and development projects in Haiti, fueling protests that shut down the country.

Meet the Petrochallengers: A new generation wants to bring accountability to Haiti. Can they succeed?
A woman is shown walking down a cement staircase in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

A family split between the US and Haiti dreads looming loss of legal status

A family split between the US and Haiti dreads looming loss of legal status