Art historian, photographer, and artist, Steve Baker received two CAF grants, one for research and one for creativity. Steve is a Norwich-based independent artist, writer, and researcher, affiliated to the University of Central Lancashire as Emeritus Professor of Art History. Since 2010, his artwork has been exhibited in the U.K., U.S., Australia, and Europe, and was included in two major animal-themed museum shows in Poland and Germany. Much of his writing over the past twenty years or so has contributed to the international development of the field of “animal studies” in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
His books include Artist|Animal, The Postmodern Animal, Picturing the Beast, and, with the Animal Studies Group, Killing Animals. Selected writings have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, Polish and Spanish, and chapters from his books have been reprinted in Routledge’s Animals and Society: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, and in Berg’s The Animals Reader: The Essential Classic and Contemporary Writings. Steve is a member of the CAF advisory board.