Byron Rogers studied photography, philosophy and sculpture at Sam Houston State University in Texas. He studied photography at the SHSU Mexican Field School during the summer of 1972 in Puebla, Mexico. Studied with Paul Caponigro at the Ansel Adams Gallery Workshops in Yosemite in the winter of 1975.
He has works in the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; Incarnate Word Generalate, San Antonio and many private collections. He has taught photography for over 10 years at the University of Texas Informal Classes in Austin, Angelo State University Extended Studies in San Angelo and Howard College in Big Spring. He has taught stone sculpture for 5 years at the University of Texas Informal Classes in Austin.
Byron’s international travels have taken him to Mexico, Canada, Japan and Ireland. Byron's United States travels have taken him to 25 states.
I find today the reason I do photography is very similar as it was many years ago when I started. Photography is like a Pandora's box. When it is opened it generally raises questions. Sometimes photography answers questions, but many times it produces more questions. My Pandora's Box is opened out of curiosity, but it never only lets out evil. I find what comes out is always interesting and it helps me continue exploring through photographs.
What best describes my guiding or underlying principles in one sentence is: I am a philosophical photographer.