Based in the Midlands, Jane Baker is a social documentary photographer and writer, often working closely with NGOs and campaigning organisations. However, having spent many years commissioning international photography assignments with Oxfam, recent independent stories on traditional manufacturing, heritage, urban regeneration, poverty, faith and forced migration have also turned her interests to the UK.
Jane also works with community groups teaching photography and interviewing skills and leading participatory photography workshops.
Before turning to documentary photography Jane spent five years with Oxfam working for the video and photography teams, and also as a campaigns press officer. During her time with Oxfam she travelled to Sierra Leone, Liberia and India to document Oxfam’s work, interviewing members of the local community and directing world-class photographers. She also managed the Oxfam photo library and commissioned assignments on the food crisis in Haiti, maternal mortality in Afghanistan, pharmaceuticals in India and poverty in the UK, to name a few.
Clients include Ikon gallery, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam, Jubilee Debt Campaign and Terrence Higgins Trust. Her most recent international assignment was to Uganda to document the education work of Rafiki Thabo Foundation.
Jane has an MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from London College of Communication.