Photojournalist and Visual Editor for the Casper Star-Tribune.

Alan Rogers's Biography

Alan Rogers is a photojournalist and Visual Editor for the Casper Star-Tribune, the statewide newspaper of Wyoming. He holds a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University and has previously worked as a staff photographer for newspapers in Illinois and North Carolina.

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Western Exposure: Mickey — In late February, on a single-digit-temperature morning, I stepped into the studio of Casper artist Zak Pullen. Through no fault of my own I was running 20 minutes late and, for that reason, was in a slightly sour mood. "Hi. I'm Mickey." I knew that already. Everybody knows Mick McMurry.

Western Exposure: Jubilation — It's tournament time in Wyoming -- that time of year where newspaper photographers and sportswriters don't sleep much and subsist mainly on coffee and mini donuts. At any large sporting event where a number of photographers are working, one of them will inevitably stand up from the press table and announce that he or she is going to "shoot some jube."

Western Exposure: Betsy Brown — He called her Betsy. Or, alternately, the Brown Bomber. Both names seemed to fit just fine. Besides, I was too in awe of the hunk of metal before me to focus on what anyone was saying. Nick Cody sold me his truck the other week.

Western Exposure: Clear and Calm — A Wyoming winter is my preferred habitat. Most people consider spring to be the season of rejuvenation or rebirth. And with good cause. The frozen landscape thaws and is transformed as grasses green, trees bud and flowers bloom. Furred and feathered creatures appear and their young are born.

Western Exposure: Cover For Me — A few months ago, I filed an entry under this weekly column in which I waxed poetic about trading in my day-to-day responsibilities for an old camper and heading out to live off the grid. Someone later told me that midway through the read, they thought I was surprising my employer with an unconventional letter of resignation.

Western Exposure: Same Old — If you're reading this, you probably live in Wyoming. And that means you probably spend a lot of time in the car. In this state we're blessed with wide-open space above all else. Which is great, until you need to get somewhere in a hurry.

Live Video: Stetson at Wyoming men's basketball — Wyoming guard and former Torrington star Jason McManamen threw down a highlight-reel dunk against Florida A&M on Monday in Laramie. Contact visual and digital editor Alan Rogers at 307-266-0548 or Follow him on Twitter: @alanmrogers

Western Exposure: Means of Escape — I don't have the urge to run away from any part of my life. I have a job I enjoy, a great family, and friends who mean the world to me. But if the opportunity to leave behind the stress and responsibility of being a productive citizen ever came up, it wouldn't hurt to be ready.

Western Exposure: Abound — Earlier this week a local leader referred to Casper as the cultural center of Wyoming. Hearing the quote spoken out loud seemed like an odd way to describe our town, but I didn't know why. I have no room to criticize, though.

Western Exposure: Glass Ceiling — I was fortunate to grow up in a family where experiencing the outdoors was mandatory, no matter how hard it was raining or what was on television that weekend. I car camped as a kid, did my time as an awkward, depressed Boy Scout, and by the end of high school had developed a love for backpacking.
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Apr 17, 2015

Natrona County girls beat Kelly Walsh 3-0 on a fine spring afternoon. #WyoVarsity #wywx

Apr 17, 2015

RT @mayasugarman: .@universityofky college newspaper photo editor shot and killed in a robbery last night. Horrible.…

Apr 17, 2015

250-mile stretch of I-80 eastbound closed from Rock Springs to Cheyenne. Westbound closed Laramie to Cheyenne. #wywx

Apr 17, 2015

Chain-reaction crashes near Cheyenne leave six seriously injured. I-80 remains closed. #wywx

Apr 16, 2015

The Union Pacific rail yard in Laramie. Our not-so-small #Wyoming town of the day. April 16, 2015.…

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