We are sad to announce that Stamps School Professor Emeritus Ken Baird has passed away. A distinguished photographer, instructor, and researcher, Professor Baird joined the Stamps School faculty in 1982 following a lengthy teaching career in the United Kingdom. At UM, Professor Baird taught a range of courses in photography, including history and criticism, aerial photography, and lens-derived digital imaging. He retired from teaching in 1996.
Professor Baird’s creative work has been exhibited extensively around the world and honored with numerous prestigious awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He was particularly known for his aerial photography, with projects focusing on the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, and the Marshall Islands, to name a few.
Memorial arrangements are pending.