Rob Badger


Resume:      Conservation and Environmental Issue Photographer
                   Fine Art Photographer

CEO/Owner: Rob Badger Photography
Co-Founder: The WinterBadger Collection and WinterBadger Press: A Certified Green Business that celebrates life with fine photographic arts and books.

Recent Awards:  2020 Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Photography (shared with partner, Nita Winter) Honors superlative photography that has been used to further conservation causes.” -Fall 2020

Current Project: Beauty and the Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change. This documentary art project in collaboration with photographer Nita Winter a sponsored project by Blue Earth Alliance. BEA is a non-profit organization that supports photo documentary projects worldwide that raise awareness about endangered cultures, threatened environments, and social concerns through photography. 

New Book: Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change by Rob Badger and Nita Winter. Companion book to traveling exhibit with essays by 16 nature, science and conservation authors. Co-published by WinterBadger Press and the Californian Native Plant Society (CNPS). Publication date: late 2019
12 x 12" 264 page coffee table book with 18 short stories by 16 passionate nature writers, conservation leaders, and dedicated scientists.

See reader’s proof at

Books Awards:

2020 Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Book Awards: 3 Medals

 Gold Medal: Bill Fischer First Time Book Award 

 Silver Medal: Art and Photography 

 Silver Medal: Nature and Environment

 2020 Foreword Indies Book Awards: 3 Medals

 Silver Medal: Coffee Table Book 

 Silver Medal: Regional (Adult Non-Fiction) 

 Bronze Medal: Nature


TRAVELING EXHIBITION: Beauty and the Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change
Joint educational exhibit created with partner photographer Nita Winter 

“Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change”

2016 Original major educational exhibit at the San Francisco Main Public Library’s Jewett Gallery, including 100 images, botanical regional map and essays. 

2017 to present. Traveling, 52 image version managed by Exhibit Envoy. As of 2020 over 45,000 visitors.

2020-2021 San Diego Natural History Museum. Customized, large print version of the exhibit. Opening date TBD.

2020 Museum of the San Ramon Valley, Danville CA January - March 2020

2019 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco Bay Model, Sausalito CA April - May 2019

2019 Hi-Desert Museum, Yucca Valley CA January - Feb 2019

2018 Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton CA September - Oct 2018

2018-19 Gateway Science Museum, Chico CA June 2018 -November 2019 (Semi-Permanent Exhibit)

2018 Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah CA February - June 2018

 2017 California Museum, Sacramento CA October - December 2017

2017 San Bernadino County Museum, Redlands CA June - September 2017


Television Interviews

2016 Bay Area NBC-TV “Open Road” program Rob Badger/Nita Winter’s wildflower photography/project featured. Interviewed by Doug McConnell

Articles and Reviews

2020   Foreword Review Magazine: Review of book “Beauty and the Beast: ...” May/June Issue – Nature Section 
2020   2 Million Blossoms Magazine: “Chasing Spring: Timing is Everything” by Ryan Burnett (reprint from book)
2019   Flora Magazine: “In Wildflower’s Beauty, A Call to Action” by Kathy Morrison
2019   San Francisco Chronicle: “California’s Wildflower Blooms” by Sam Whiting
2019   Bay Nature Magazine: “California Wildflowers and Climate Change” by Matthew Harrison Tedford
2019   Marin Independent Journal: “A Voice for Wildflowers” by Vicki Larson
2019   Pacific Sun: “Native Beauty” by Charles Swanson

2018   Pacific Horticultural Magazine: “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change”
2007   American Photo Magazine: “Inside the Green Studio: Being Eco-conscious Can Also be Good Business"
2007   Natural Home Magazine: “Focus on Sustainability” May/June issue
2007   Marin Independent Journal: "Green Plan-it: Shutter Out the Pollution with Eco-friendly Photography"
2005   Marin Independent Journal: Artist Dialogue, “Getting Creative, an Om at a Time” by Rob Badger

Awards (Selected):

2020 Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, – “Honors superlative photography that has been used to further conservation causes.”  Shared with Nita Winter (upcoming: Fall) 

2020 “Beauty and the Beast:...” Book Awards: 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal (See listing above) 
2009 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, BBC and British Museum of Natural History, “Wild Places” Highly Commended
2008 Best of Show: “The Good, Bad & The Ugly,” Environmental Issues Exhibit, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
2007 Best of Show: “Culinary Delights” Artisans Gallery, San Rafael CA.
2002 First Place for Theme, “Water,” Marin County Fair (California)
1996 GRAPHIS Photo Annual Award (international magazine of design and communication), Antarctica Series
1994 Best in Journalism, Environmental Series: GRAPHIS Photo Annual Award
1994 Best in Color Landscapes, Maine Photographic Workshops Print Competition
1992 Award of Excellence, Communication Arts Photography Annual 1992
1991 Kodak Scholarship to "The Environmentally Concerned Photographer," Santa Fe Workshops, Santa Fe, NM
1977 Calif. Native Plant Society Annual Competition: 2 First Place, 1 Third Place, 2 Honorable Mentions


2019 The California Native Plant Society Grant for “Beauty and the Beast:...” $15,650

2019 Jack and Laura Dangermond, ESRI Grant for “Beauty and the Beast:...” $10,000

2019 Golden Gate National Park Conservancy Grant for “Beauty and the Beast:...” $10,000

2018-19 The RHE Charitable Foundation Grant for “Beauty and the Beast:...” $5,500

2018 Gottlieb Foundation Grant for “Beauty and the Beast:...” $5,000

2009 Avanti Award: $10,000 Individual Artist Grant, Joseph and Frances Brucia Foundation

2001 Institute for Noetic Sciences, Community Arts Grant for “National Wild and Scenic Eel River” Documentary Project $8,000

Public Art Announcements:

2014 Alameda County Arts Commission Award:  $65,000. Rob was selected as one of 15 artists to create original one of a kind artwork for a new Highland Hospital building. The commission for a series of both wildflower portraits and landscapes of the East Bay was to be completed in early 2016.

Collections Corporations/Organizations/Government (Selected):
Major hospital commissions by Sutter Healthcare: Geary/Van Ness Campus and Bernal/Mission Campus: 24 photographic images by Rob Badger and Nita Winter were selected and  incorporated into the architecture of these hospitals. Opening in 2019 and 2020. Used as CT Scan Room wraps, Welcome Walls, Corridor Wraps (up to 125' long) and Door Panels.

Major Hospital commission by A.R.T. Consulting Services and Kaiser Redwood City Medical Center: 34 photographic images by Rob Badger and Nita Winter were selected and built into the architecture of their new hospital (opened December 2014). Minimum size: 8 square feet.  Maximum size: 8’ x 20’ translucent room dividers. See more samples in Healthcare or Installations.

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Redwood City hospital, Kaiser Redwood City Medical Center, Kaiser art, installation, 8'x 20', 8 foo hight x 20 foot wide, room divider, architecture

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Laguna Honda Hospital, San Francisco (San Francisco Arts Commission); Highland Hospital, Oakland CA ($68,000 commission from Alameda County Arts Commission); Kaiser Hospital, Sunnyvale, CA; PAMF Palo Alto Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA; California State Building, Supreme Court, San Francisco; James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco (11 large prints up to 81” wide); Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa CA; Sierra Club Legal Defense Club, San Francisco; Synopsis Corporation, Mountain View, CA; Fawcett Corporate Art Collection, OK; The Eastridge Group, San Francisco; Fireman's Fund Insurance Co, Novato, CA (24 color prints); Richmond City Civic Center, Richmond CA (mayor’s office); Benioff Children's Hospital in the Center for Child Protection Office, Oakland CA

Additional Solo Exhibitions:
2007 “Green Art for Green Homes,” Western Interior Design Convention, San Francisco
2006 Featured Artist, West Coast Green Convention, San Francisco (40 color prints)
2003 Commonwealth Club, San Francisco
2002 Institute for Noetic Sciences, Petaluma CA
2001 Tiburon CA City Hall
1998 Canessa Gallery (two photographers), San Francisco
1997 10 Montgomery Street Building, Financial District, San Francisco
1991 Iris Photographics, San Francisco
1989 Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, San Francisco

Group Exhibitions (Selected):
2012 “57 Degrees,” Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Presidio, San Francisco CA
2010 “Unveiling: Twelve Artists to Watch in 2011”, Marin Arts Council Gallery, San Rafael CA
2010 Invitational: G2 Gallery: “Where the Wild Things Grow,” Venice CA 4 photographers
2009-10 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, British Museum of Natural History, London, International Traveling Exhibit
2008 Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado Best of Show: Juror’s Choice “The Good, Bad & The Ugly,” Environmental Issues Exhibit
2008 Special Award for Landscape (Fine Arts and Crafts Division), Marin County Fair (California)
2007 Artisans Gallery, San Rafael CA. Best of Show: “Culinary Delights”
2004 Marin Artists, Falkirk Gallery, San Rafael CA
2001 Photographer’s Gallery, Palo Alto CA
2001 Van Kampen Art Gallery, Palo Alto CA
2000 “Environmental Art,” Koret Gallery, Palo Alto CA
1999 “Small Works,” Sonoma Museum of Visual Arts, Santa Rosa CA
1998-1999 Synopsis Corporation, Mountain View CA and 3-Com Corporate Headquarters, Milpitas CA
1998 “All Creatures Great and Small,” Antarctica Imagery, Artisan’s Gallery, Mill Valley CA
1997 “Photographers of Marin,” Marin Civic Center, San Rafael CA
1993-2006 “Marin Arts Council Annual Artist’s Exhibition” Corte Madera CA
1993 “Exhibition of Photographs By Marin Artists,” Marin Community Foundation, Larkspur CA
1992 Sausalito Arts Festival, Sausalito CA
1985 “Contemporary American Nature Photographers,” Chevron Art Gallery, San Francisco CA
1986-1987 Gallery Faire, Mendocino CA
1980 “Tenth Annual Exhibition of Telluride Artists,” Telluride CO
1980-1981 McCredy Art Gallery, Telluride CO
1979-1980 Reflections Photography Gallery, Vail, CO

Fine Art Represented by (Selected Past and Current):
The Photographer’s Gallery, Palo Alto CA
A.G.I., Santa Monica CA
A.R.T. Consulting Services, Sausalito CA
Art by Design, Washington DC
Art Concepts, Walnut Creek CA
Artsource, LA and San Francisco CA
Corporate Art Consultants, Bloomington, MN
Dorsey Hovde Art Associates, Wayzata MN
Fine Art by Day, Oakland CA
Gallery Services, San Diego CA
LFA Art Management, Boston MA
Modern Art Source, NY
Britta Campbell Art Consultants, San Francisco CA
T. Bruce Associates, Oakland CA
G2 Gallery, Venice CA

Television Interview:

2016    NBC TV" "OpenRoad", Rob Badger and Nita Winter's wildflower photography/project featured, Interview by Doug McConnell  (aired 3 times)


2018    Pacific Horticultural Magazine: "Beauty and The Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change"

2008     Marin Independent Journal (Marin IJ): The Face Behind the “Faces” Project: Master Artist
2007     American Photo Magazine: “Inside the Green Studio: Being eco-conscious can also be good business"
2007     Natural Home Magazine: “Focus on Sustainability”   May/June issue
2007     Marin IJ: "Green Plan-it: Shutter Out the Pollution with Eco-friendly Photography"

Clients (Selected):
AT&T, Audi, Audubon Society (SF Bay Wetlands Restoration Project), The Center for Russian Nature Conservation , Environmental Protection Agency, Friends of the Eel River, General Motors, Inyo County CA, Mercedes Benz, The Nature Company, The Nature Conservancy, The National Park Service, National Wildlife Federation, Save the Bay (San Francisco), Save the Redwoods League, The Sierra Club, TIME Magazine, The Trust for Public Land (30+ projects), Turner International/CNN, US Forest Service, The Wilderness Society

Publications (Selected):
Addison Wesley Publishing Co., American Forest Magazine, Audubon Calendars, Audubon Society, Better Homes and Gardens, Coast and Oceans Magazine, Coastal Living Magazine, Encyclopedia Britannica, Environmental Protection Agency, Holt, Rhinehart, Winston Publishing Co, Island Press (Fatal Harvest book and promotional poster), Mother Jones Magazine, National Parks Magazine, National Wildlife Magazine, Natural Home Magazine, New York Times, NEWSWEEK Magazine, OMNI Magazine, Pacific Horticultural Magazine, Penguin Books USA, Resurgence Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper, San Francisco Examiner Magazine & Newspaper, Sierra Club Books, Simon Schuster, Save the Redwoods League, Southern Outdoors Magazine, Sunset Magazine, TIME Magazine, UPI (United Press International), The Washington Post, Wilderness Society Magazine, World Watch Magazine.

Assignments (Environmental Clients and Issues Only):
Trust for Public Land, San Francisco, over thirty projects in five Western States and Hawaii, to create “Beauty” images of privately held lands, for presentation to Congress for public land acquisition; Audubon Society; Coast and Oceans Magazine, California Coastal Commission: Cosco-Busan Oil Spill; Save the Bay (San Francisco, CA); West Marin Watershed Council; Friends of the Eel River, Mendocino County; The Center For Russian Nature Conservation, Book and Exhibit Project: documenting Russian nature preserves (3 weeks) in European Russia and remote regions of Siberia; American Land Conservancy; KQED (PBS) Books, San Francisco; Addison Wesley Publishing Co., Palo Alto, CA; Mineral Policy Center, Washington, DC and “Lighthawk” (environmental air force), Santa Fe, NM. Ten days aerial & ground photography documenting past and present mining activity on public land, including views of mining waste dumps & the environmental impacts on Montana’s watersheds; U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Ketchikan AK; The Nature Conservancy; The County of Inyo, CA Owens Valley Aquifer Water Project.

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