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: Center of the Universe — Anyone who knows anything knows Lander is the center of the universe. It may be somewhat isolated, but when you're traveling around the state it always seems to be on the way to wherever you're headed. At least that's what you tell yourself as you make the 30-minute detour just for the pleasure of passing through town and spending a few minutes.

Western Exposure: Upstage — Too often, photography becomes a competition. Photojournalists look down on commercial photographers. Professionals look down on amateurs. Fine art photographers look down on everyone, and everyone looks down on the guy wrangling kids for class portraits. Then, there are the awards. They seem to be never-ending, raining down from the many professional and creative associations.

Western Exposure: Taking a Breather — If I wanna breathe a bit better, I hit that mountain up above. -Shelton Hank Williams Mental health day. Staycation. Cooling-off period. Call it what you want, we all need one now and then. An excuse to pull the plug on stress, put responsibility aside and just take a day to ourselves.
Jun 22, 2015

Western Exposure: Taking a Breather (weak offering but I get to quote Hank III, so that's a win).… #westernexposure

Western Exposure: Horse Poor — I've never been a horse person. Growing up, I was rarely around them. Not living in the country and, more specifically, not living in the West meant that just wasn't an option. Horses were for summer camp and fairs and books and movies. They weren't part of real life.

Western Exposure: Larger than Life — Everyone loves good stories about great men. Unfortunately, our favorites tend to become more and more embellished as time goes by. Legacy and legend become intertwined and, eventually, the subject becomes a caricature in our collective memory. I didn't know anything about Charles B.

Western Exposure: Renewal — Blooming flowers, baby animals and budding trees swaying in the warming breeze. Sometimes it's a struggle to remember spring is in fact a season and not a collection of metaphors. As someone who loves the winter snows and summer afternoons equally, it's not logical for me to enjoy the spring.

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.
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Aug 28, 2015

There's something special about the year's first football game. Mainly, there's still some daylight left and it isn't snowing. #wyovarsity

Aug 28, 2015

Waiting for Rand Paul to speak in Casper. "Jump Around" playing over the house speakers. #wypol

Aug 28, 2015

Man arrested for allegedly masturbating at Casper Starbucks uses "my pants fell down" defense.

Aug 27, 2015

BIG SHOUT OUT to all the spam accounts that carried me to 1,000 followers.

Aug 27, 2015

Former Wyo. sheriff who asked deputy to reduce DUI charges against his son blames county attorney for investigating.

Aug 26, 2015

Enjoying a muffled @PattiFiasco set from my back step, a few blocks from Wednesday Night Live with the pooches and a cocktail handy. #Casper

Aug 26, 2015

A University of Wyoming graduate who pleaded guilty to check fraud left the country prior to sentencing. #HEIST

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