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Ben Baker: Photographing the World’s Most Powerful People
Photographer and movie maker Henry Thong made this episode for his documentary series Makers Who Inspire about the life and work of photographer Ben Baker. Over the years, Baker has pointed his camera at some of the most powerful people in the world.
Baker is a portrait photographer based in New York City who has spent the last 15 years focusing his work on people of power, or as Baker puts it, “people who effectively run 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,” Thong writes.
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We know we that time changes how we judge events and people. When George Bush was in office he would often say just that. I don’t think at the time he thought it would only take 8 years and a reality tv host to do it. Today he turns 72 years old. This pic was from a magazine shoot at his Presidential library in Dallas. #happybirthdaymrpresident #howdoyoulikemenow