Vanessa Charlot is a Haitian-American documentary photographer. She shoots primarily in black and white to explore the immutability of the collective human experience and to disrupt compositional hierarchy. Her work focuses on the intersectionality of spirituality, socio-economic issues, and sexual/gender expression. The purpose of her work is to produce visual representations of varied human existences that are free of an oppressive gaze. She has worked as a freelance photographer and lecturer throughout the U.S., Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. Charlot received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Sociology from Florida Atlantic University and Master of Educational Administration from Concordia University.