American, born 1979
Nathan Baker’s large scale color photographs describe the commercial landscape of America with humor and sincere esteem. Baker’s meticulously constructed images condense many of the activities associated with a given occupation into one seamless photograph. Initially, the images appear to be composed of a variety of workers, dressed uniformly; the many people in each image are in fact the same person. The photographs comment on the American worker’s routine, but also describe the complex role of the individual in contemporary society. Baker earned his B.F.A in photography at Columbia College in Chicago. He has won multiple awards for his photographs, including first place at the Adobe Design Achievement Awards in 2004, the winners of which were featured in an exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.