The WinterBadger Collection combines the photographic talents of Nita Winter and Rob Badger. Each brings their own expertise, keen eye, and attention to detail to projects ranging from portraits of children and families to landscape photography, wildflower imagery, and photojournalism that tells the story of humanity’s impact on the planet.
Rob and Winter, multiple award-winning fine art and conservation photographers (including Sierra Club’s 2020 Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography), have been life partners and creative collaborators for over 30 years.
In 1992, they experienced the intense and hypnotic beauty of a spectacular desert superbloom. This inspired them to begin what became a 27-year documentary art project, “Beauty and the Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change.” While creating floral portraits on our western public lands, Rob devised two unique, artistic techniques to interpret and portray their ephemeral beauty.
Because development and climate change increasingly impact vulnerable wildflower ecosystems, the photographers created ways to use their images to inspire hope and action to help protect them. Their 12-time award-winning coffee table book, “Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change,” is a companion to their ongoing traveling, educational exhibit seen by over 50,000 visitors. The San Diego Natural History Museum houses a custom, semi-permanent, large print exhibit.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, WinterBadger Fine Art captures both the essence of the human spirit and the transcendent beauty of the natural world. Their work has been seen in museums and galleries throughout California including the San Diego Natural History Museum, Thoreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco, the G2 Gallery in Venice, CA, and featured in publications such as American Photo, Los Angeles Times, Natural Home, New York Times, OMNI, Sunset, Sierra Wilderness Society, Time and the Washington Post.
Engaging photography from WinterBadger Collection has been commissioned by clients including Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco Art Commission, Alameda County Art Commission, and the Irvine Foundation, and received international awards from BBC/British Museum of Natural History, Communication Arts, and Graphis.