Kim Baker


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Kim Baker is an Oklahoma-based freelance photographer who has focused her camera on Oklahoma for over 30 years.

Kim is a regular contributor to Oklahoma Today Magazine and Oklahoma Tourism publications. Her work has been published in Outdoor Oklahoma, USA Today Go Escape and Cowboy’s & Indians and in books including The Illinois River: A Visual Record and Oklahoma Unforgettable.

Some of Kim's clients include Oklahoma Tourism, First Americans Museum (FAM), Ackerman McQueen Advertising, Jordan Advertising, Next Era Energy, Gridliance, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Epoxy Films, the Chickasaw Nation and Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty among others.

As a nature and conservation photographer, Kim has endeavored to use her camera and her environmentalism for meaningful change. Kim's first conservation photography initiative, Oklahoma Rivers, was a project aimed at photographing the State's most critical rivers, those endangered and essential for wildlife and the health and welfare of all Oklahomans.

Kim's Oklahoma River Series exhibited across the U.S. and Oklahoma including exhibits at the Nature Conservancy’s World Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, Oklahoma State Capitol, the Philbrook Museum of Art, Mabee Gerrer Museum of Art, JRB Art at the Elms, the Oklahoma Aquarium, the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission and Tulsa's Williams Center among others.

Kim's work documenting the State's rivers has been spotlighted in Oklahoma Today and Outdoor Oklahoma Magazines, as well as Oklahoma Department of Tourism publications, Discover Oklahoma, News 4's, Is This a Great State or What, Tulsa's News 6, NPR, KFOR, and OETA.

In 2010, Kim started the photographic initiative, The Illinois River Survey, to document Oklahoma’s most heavily utilized recreational river and an officially designated Oklahoma Scenic River.

Kim’s Illinois River Survey brought together photographers from across the state to document the river over a three-day period in 2010. The project was made possible with the help of the grassroots group, Save the Illinois River (STIR), The Nature Conservancy, and Oklahoma State agencies, including the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and resources donated by the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

The work of the project's photographers was compiled into a book entitled, The Illinois River Survey: A Visual Record and a group exhibit of conservation photography toured the state.

The Illinois River Survey project was featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles, NPR radio, and multiple news interviews. Kim's work in conservation photography and the Illinois River Survey were featured along with a slate of other Oklahoma conservationists in the Earth Chronicles Project: Oklahoma, a PBS documentary series.

Kim’s Illinois River Survey project brought statewide attention to the importance of preserving one of our state’s most precious resources.

Kim's Oklahoma River Series and her conservation photography initiative, The Illinois River Survey, has reached thousands of people across the state and U.S. Her aim and hope are that in some unique way, her time and work has influenced some change for good.

Today, Kim's work as a freelance photographer has taken her around the globe. Her work as a conservation photographer has an emphasis on the preservation of natural habitats and their resources and the utterly essential natural services these habitats provide humanity.