Francis Baker is an artist based in Oakland, CA. His work in alternative process photography has spanned nearly three decades. Through his art, Baker delves into pressing social issues, addressing themes such as social justice, inequity, homelessness, mental health, and the human condition. Additionally, his work tackles the ramifications of consumerism and its detrimental impact on the environment, with a recent project drawing attention to society's plastic consumption as a powerful metaphor for human behavior and its role in climate change.
Baker's work has been exhibited nationally in New York, Chicago, Santa Fe, and San Francisco, as well as internationally in Paris and Switzerland. He has received the Klompching gallery Fresh 23 exhibit award, the inaugural fellowship residency award at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA, and a fellowship at KALA Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. Notably, Baker's art has been featured in the De Young Museum Fine Arts magazine, Analog Forever, and, published in 7x7, Tricycle Magazine, Divergents Magazine, Diffusion X, and The Hand Magazine, where his imagery adorned the cover.
Francis Baker's art serves as a thought-provoking reflection of contemporary societal issues, inviting viewers to engage in dialogue and introspection. Through his use of alternative process photography, he captures the essence of the human experience and prompts us to consider our collective impact on the world we inhabit.