Born in Haiti where he acquired his love for the ocean, Leslie Jean-Bart has been living in New York City since he arrived in the US in 1967.
After earning a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University, Jean-Bart embarked on a photography career that resulted in the creation of images that have garnered awards and recognition.
He began exhibiting in 2001, in the group exhibit “Committed To The Image: Contemporary Black Photographers” at the Brooklyn Museum. But from 2003 until recently, Jean-Bart put his career, but not his art on hold when he became the sole caregiver of his mother who has dementia. During that period Jean-Bart started “Reality & Imagination”, his ongoing series of eight years.
He has since had solos and taken part in group exhibits in NYC, Colorado, Hudson NY, Massachusetts, Texas, Rhode Island, Los Angeles, New Orleans Louisiana, and Atlanta Georgia.