Art Rogers is widely known for his portraits of families, children and babies, large groups, and rural scenes and landscapes of West Marin. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and has also received fellowships from The National Endowment of the Arts and The Marin Arts Council and the SECA Art Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
His background includes stints as a baby photographer, a photojournalist and as a teacher at the San Francisco Art Institute and Indian Valley College. His photographs are included among the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the International Center of Photography, New York; the Center for Creative Photography Archive, Tucson; Le Musée de l'Elysee, Switzerland; and the de Young, San Francisco.
He has produced a series entitled “Yesterday and Today”in which the same subjects have been photographed in the same place after a time span of as much as 30 years. He has documented the agricultural community on the North Coast for over 35 years.
Rogers’s work has appeared in The Point Reyes Light for over 35 years in his column entitled “The Point Reyes Family Album”. It features a photograph every week of people and events in the community and is an ongoing historical documentation of these West Marin towns and villages.
In his current work, he utilizes 100-year-old antique wooden view cameras to produce a series of landscapes and portraits. Contact prints are made from negatives as large as 14 inches by 17 inches. Art Rogers is able to revive and celebrate the tradition of black and white, gelatin silver photography. His collection of beautiful, tranquil and dynamic images captures the intimate relationship of humanity with the land and animals.
Art lives in Point Reyes Station, California, with his wife Laura, their daughters Julia and Hannah, their dogs Nellie and Louie, Gus the turtle, and Monty the cat and 12 chickens.