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Bobby Rogers Q&A
Bobby Rogers answers questions after his talk on the theme of Muse.
About the speaker
Bobby Rogers is an interdisciplinary artist and the official photographer for the Walker Art Center. While using photography as a basis to find beauty and creativity in unseen communities, from Black Muslims to the aesthetics of street cultures and its influence on high fashion, Rogers’ explores subtle narratives of resilience and pride. His body of work is a raw and unvarnished investigation of humanity and diasporic futurity. Since graduating from the Minneapolis’ College of Art & Design in 2014 Rogers’ has amassed a list of clientele including Apple, PAPER Magazine, Redbull, Vox Media, City Pages, and others; and his work has been detailed by publications ranging from Vice and Juxtapoz to the New York Times.
In 2016, Rogers was named Minnesota Monthly’s Top Visual Artists to Watch. In 2017, City Pages named Rogers an Artists of the Year and The Huffington Posts’ “Nur 25” included Rogers as one of 25 Muslims Breaking Barriers and Lighting Up the World.
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When I get stuck, I wait for things to reveal themselves. — Bobby Rogers
When we move in a reactionary way for so long, it becomes this default and you can't create outside of that space. — Bobby Rogers
Photography as a medium allows you to bring your individual voice into a space. — Bobby Rogers
It's important in transitions and processes to understand that our individual stories make us unique and that shouldn't be overshadowed by what's new or more acceptable. — Bobby Rogers