Ben Baker: Photographing the World's Most Powerful People
This episode of the documentary series Makers Who Inspire is about the life and work of photographer Ben Baker. Over the years, Baker, an Australian portrait photographer based in New York City, has photographed some of the most powerful people in the world. He has spent the last 15 years focusing his work on, as he puts it, “people who effectively run the world.” Baker adds, “I love what I do because I think it's the greatest job in the world. It's a great privilege to be able to walk into a room with a camera and get people to open up, to listen to stories and learn about life…”
This informative and inspiring new video from photographer and movie maker Henry Thong explores Baker’s journey from his beginnings as a photographer’s assistant to photographing some of the most iconic people in the world.
Thong writes: ‘From humble beginnings as a photographer’s assistant in Adelaide, Ben Baker has cultivated a life photographing the most powerful people in the world. Through his work with Time Magazine, Fortune, Politico, and The Sunday Times, Ben has photographed media moguls such as Rupert Murdoch, superstar celebrities the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Hugh Jackman, visionary innovators like Elon Musk, and political heavyweights including Michael Bloomberg, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.’