Mark Laita Net Worth – How Much Is Mark Laita Worth?
Mark Laita is an American photographer and the creator of Soft White Underbelly, a project known for its commercial work with brands like Apple and Mercedes Benz.
He has also produced the photo book Created Equal, which explores class, race, gender and sexuality in America. A renowned artist within the world of photography, his works have been showcased at numerous exhibitions around America and Europe for many years.
Mark was born and raised in the Midwestern cities of Detroit and Chicago, where he developed an interest in photography at a young age. To pursue his craft, he attended Columbia College.
In 2010, he published the photo book Created Equal, which showcased America’s diverse culture through black and white portraits. His work has earned him awards from organizations and companies such as Apple Inc., Adidas, BMW, Van Cleef & Arpels, Estee Lauder, Budweiser, Visa, IBM and others for its eye-opening quality and diversity of subjects captured.
Mark has been a professional photographer for decades and is reported to have an estimated net worth of $1 million. Additionally, his YouTube channel Soft White Underbelly boasts 504K+ subscribers and 46.8 million views as of February 2020.
He has two children from an unreported marriage: Alex and Olivia Laita (born on 20 June). Both are aspiring models who have done several modeling gigs. Additionally, they modeled for Vegan Fashion Week’s founder and artistic director Emmanuelle Rienda.
He is not only a photographer, but also an author and blogger for his blog ‘Delicate White Underbelly’ which boasts over 50,000 followers. In it he tells stories about those who have been forgotten by society and gives them voices through interviews – giving the underrepresented part of American culture an outlet.
His videos typically follow a talk show format and ask subjects questions to elicit stories about their lives. Some of his videos even feature clips from pop culture as the backdrop to the interviewees’ accounts.
Mark’s newest Underbelly video spotlights Amanda, a woman who has served in the criminal justice system for more than thirty years. In it she candidly shares her experience and the consequences that have followed, sharing a tale most people would rather forget or overlook.
His videos reflect the title of his channel, taken from Winston Churchill’s famous description of Italy during World War II: the soft white underbelly. Thus, his videos offer viewers not only a glimpse into society’s dark side but also an intimate look at its most vulnerable moments.
His work often contains elements of privilege-fed ignorance that could be misrepresented as awareness through art or the commercialization of oppressed experiences. The ambivalence in his approach illustrates his struggle between what he believes to be beneficial for his project and what is morally right.