Marie Arago was born and raised in California. She studied film but found herself drawn towards the still image. She graduated from the International Center of Photography in 2004 and has since worked as a photographer, educator and producer of photographic workshops around the world. From 2010 to 2019 she lived in Haiti, where she co-founded FotoKonbit, an organization that teaches photography to youth and adults in Haiti.
Marie’s photographic work is inspired by cultural identity, religion and history. She has also focused on issues surrounding public health and migration. Most of her projects have been based in Latin American and the Caribbean. She is interested in being part of collaborative photographic projects and using photography as a tool for healing.
Marie currently divides her time between Northern California and Miami.