When your heart, your mind and your eye are aligned you can begin to make photos.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Roger J. Wyan, Program Manager, is a portrait photographer whose work has garnered multiple awards from the Lucie Foundation, Associated Press, California Newspaper Photographer's association, Bay Area Press Photographer's Association, National Newspaper Association and the News Executive Council.
His photographs have been published in many publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time, Chicago Magazine, Via and the New York Post to name a few.
As a newspaper staff photographer, he worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, Merced Sun-Star (as chief photographer) and the Modesto Bee.
Wyan studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and received his BFA in Printmaking from the State University of New York, New Paltz. Having taught photography at Merced College and at the University of California, Merced, Roger now operates his own successful photography business.
Art columnist for the Fresno Bee, Paul Munro describes Wyan's portraits of Life Hospice Project as "compelling... The photographs capture a quite and profound slice of the human experience."
Columnist Diana Griego Irwin of the Sacramento Bee called Wyan's work "a glimpse into the heart and soul."
He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and lives in Merced, CA.
Lead Photographer in Building Healthy Communities: South and East Merced