Roger Hoit, photographer

On Display through May 31st

de Castellane Gallery hosted a fundraiser and artist reception for Roger Hoit on May 7th and raised over $32,000 for AMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation). We also be hosted an event on the 25th which was hosted by Russell Simmons to raise money for Diamond Empowerment Fund, to build schools in Africa.

“Emotion – photography for me is all about capturing images that evoke emotion. I am drawn to beautiful faces, to eyes that tell a story.” In Eyes of Africa, Roger Hoit examines these beautiful faces in diverse settings throughout Kenya and Tanzania. From the slums in Nairobi (the Mukuru) to the villages of the Masai Mara to the plains in the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater, beauty takes many forms. Roger was particularly drawn to the children of the Mukuru who serve as the inspiration for this show. “These children seem impossibly happy when you consider the enormously difficult conditions in which they are living”. In addition to raising awareness of their condition, Roger is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each piece from the Eyes of Africa show to AMREF

After graduating from Amherst College in 1986, Roger moved to the New York City area where he has lived and worked for 24 years. A businessman by trade, Roger is extremely excited to be sharing his passion for photography with others in NYC for the first time. For more information on Roger’s work, please visit

I Dare You


Beauty Shop


Dubai Shop



Calvin Klein

Jewelry Store

Sheer Bliss

Zebra Fight

You Scratch My Back

The Boys


Candy Store

Paint Cans

On The Prowl



Baby Zebra

My Grandmother

Lonely Child


The Alley

Making Fire


Three Faces


Eyes of Africa

Best Friends


Take Flight


Mirror Image



It's Raining Mom

The Look

Three Headed Bush

Stork Sunset

Roger Hoit and Hans de Castellane also collaborated on a piece that is on display in the gallery. Hans decoupaged some of the "Eyes of Africa" photos, painted into the image and created a bold, colorful, edgy portrait of Africa. It is signed by both artists.

Cape Cod Series:

To view Roger's works from this series, and his other photography please go to his website
All images available as prints through de Castellane Gallery.

Prices upon request