photo portrait of Bayeté Ross-Smith

Bayeté Ross-Smith

Award winning multimedia visual artist, TED fellow, Presidential Scholar, and NYU, Tisch professor

Bayeté Ross Smith is a photographer, interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and educator from Harlem New York. He is represented by beta pictoris gallery/Maus Contemporary . Bayeté is a Presidential Leadership Scholar , a member of TED Residency class three and an inaugural POV NY Times embedded mediamaker, a collaboration between both institutions .

Bayeté’s work is in the collections of The Smithsonian Institution, the Oakland Museum of California, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and The Brooklyn Museum. He has exhibited internationally with the Goethe Institute (Ghana), Foto Museum (Belgium), Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Poland), the Lianzhou Foto Festival (China), and America House in (Ukraine), among others. His collaborative projects “Along The Way” and “ Question Bridge: Black Males “ have shown at the 2008 and 2012 Sundance Film Festival, respectively. His work has also been featured at the Sheffield Doc Fest in Sheffield, England and the L.A. Film Festival.