Tom Baker

Freelance Journalistic Photographer & Nature Photographer

Location:United States
2 Skills
Work Experience

Freelance Photographer: June 2006 - Present
Currently working as a freelance photographer in Minneapolis, MN.

Project Photographer, Just Wind, LLC: April 2008 - June 2009
Photographed wind farm projects for Excelsior, MN, based wind farm developer Just Wind, LLC. Produced images for website use, informational needs and brochures/publications.

Lead Photographer, Renewing The Countryside - Wisconsin: 2006
Lead photographer for book published by Minneapolis, MN, non-profit organization Renewing The Countryside. Book documented rural sustainability and natural resources stewardship in the state of Wisconsin and was published November 2007.

Photographic Intern, Portland Tribune, Portland, OR: December 5, 2005 - February 12, 2006
Photographed assignments and edited photos to provide comprehensive coverage for twice-weekly Portland newspaper. Internship ended early due to family emergency.

Photographic Intern/Staff Photographer, The Dalles Chronicle, The Dalles, OR: June - October 2005
Photographed daily assignments, wrote assigned stories, edited photos and designed feature pages.

Photographic Intern, Havre Daily News, Havre, MT: July - August 2003
Photographed daily assignments, designed front page and weekend feature page and edited photos.

Publications, Awards & Exhibits

Publications: The Wall Street Journal, Portland Tribune, The Dalles Chronicle, Havre Daily News, Montana Standard, Shakopee Valley News, Rochester Magazine, Biodiesel Magazine, Montana 24/7, Renewing the Countryside - Wisconsin.

Natural World Exhibit, The Center for Fine Art Photography: Accepted for group show of selected landscape and nature photography at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, December 2010.

Texas Photographic Society (TPS) Student Exhibition, 2004: Accepted for first annual TPS Student Exhibition. Work was exhibited 2004 - 2006 throughout Texas galleries.

America 24/7 Top 100 Student Photographer, 2003: Chosen by America 24/7 photo editors as a Top 100 Student Photographer for work submitted for national book project.

Published in Montana 24/7: Part of America 24/7 national book project. Book released September 2004. Participated in group show displaying work from the project at Dana Gallery in Missoula, MT, November 2004.

58th College Photographer of the Year, Honorable Mention, Spot News Category, 2003.


University of Montana School of Journalism, Missoula, MT: BA in Photojournalism completed May 2004.