Rick Burnett Baker is native Texan who holds a BA degree in Asian Studies and Classical Chinese Literature, a Graduate Certificate in US Urban Policy, and a Masters (MRP) in Regional and Urban Planning (thesis: Nation Building in Singapore).
Baker was based in Saudi Arabia and Singapore from 1976 to 1985 working with civil engineering and oil well service companies. He worked and travelled throughout SE Asia, Northern Africa, and China. In 1985 he returned to the US to complete academic pursuits and continues to reside in New York State.
Member of the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association) and Photographic Society of America (PSA).
Partner at Montanus Gallery, Rochester, New York 2016-2018
Photography published in the 2016 ‘New York Finger Lakes Travel Guide’ and 2018 ‘Finger Lakes Adventure Guide’.
Books of original photography and poetry: Finalist for Best New Book, City News Best of Rochester 2017 - “bird can sing”, (Bootstrap Publishing 2016, Rochester NY). “Colors Of Your Soul” (Bookemon Publishing 2021). Both available for purchase in the website’s “Publications” tab.
Photography show: “Potentials of Us” in September 2013, Aviv Cafe & Gallery, Rochester NY.
Photography show: “Letchworth State of Mind” in November 2016, Press Coffee, Rochester NY.
Photography/writing show: “The Architecture of Grief & Redemption” August 2017, Montanus Gallery.
Other photography projects complete and pending due to pandemic travel restrictions:
“My Ancient 20th Century”
"The Overlay of Touchstones & Time" (A Singapore-themed project)