Dr Carole Baker

Dr Carole Baker

Lecturer in Photography

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Critical Studies co-ordinator for BA (Hons) Photography

Member of Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research Group

Member of Peninsula Arts Galleries Programming Advisory Group


PhD Representations of the Animal through Photographic Practice, University of Sunderland

MA Photographic Studies, University of Derby

BA (Hons) English and Philosophy, University of Hull



Teaching interests

Curriculum Design and Implementation, Teaching BA (Hons) Photography, MA Photography and the Book and MA Photography and the Land, supervising two MRes students

Staff serving as external examiners

External Examining Roles

2005-10 University of Westminster, BA (Hons) Photographic Arts and BA (Hons) Photography (p/t)

2005-9 University of Renmin, Beijing, China, Foundation Degree in Digital Media

External Examining of Doctoral Candidates

PhD (current)

2011 Universityof Westminster, External Examiner for PhD candidate, YinHua Cu

PhD (completed)

2010 Universityof Plymouth, Internal Examiner for PhD candidate, Sally Waterman, Visualising the Wasteland:Exploring Processes of Self-Representation

2009 Universityof Derby, External Examiner for PhD candidate, Panos Kokkinias,

ExistentialExposures: The Manifestation of ExistentialMotifs within the Art Photograph

2006 Universityof Derby, External Examiner for PhD candidate, Anibal Nogueira de

Lemos, The Sense of aMetamorphosis of a Place



Research interests

My research centres around our relationship with nature and the land. Currently I am undertaking a photographic work about orchards in Devon which is part of a wider exploration of the effects of the Gulf Stream.  

I am also creating a bookwork around my images of Iran from my field-trips between 2007 and 2009.

Creative practice & artistic projects

Selected Exhibitions from 2000

A Thousand Hounds in the Fall, Columbus Museum, Ohio, October 5, 2002 - January 5, 2003

A Thousand Hounds, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. 27 April - 1 September 2002

Panel discussion (with Ralph Gibson and Keith Carter), 28 April 2002

A Thousand Hounds, A Walk with the Dogs Through the History of Photography', Paine Webber Gallery, New York City , 17 January - 29 March 2002

Reviewed in New York Post and Photo District News magazine.

For the Love of Dog, Pumphouse Gallery, Battersea Park, London

Artist’s Tour of Gallery/Review in The Guardian 13 October 2001




Ribiere, Mireille & Jan Baetens (eds), Paul Morand (translator) Time, Narrative and the Fixed Image Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2001 ISBN 9042013664

Barth, Miles & Ray Merritt (eds) A Thousand Hounds Köln: Taschen Verlag, 2000 ISBN 3822862231

Pas, Johan (ed) Nature Morte Leuven Uitgeverij, 1999 ISBN 9055440523