Kenny Rogers was a dedicated and talented photographer for nearly four decades. His best-known images are portraits of well-known singers, actors, and dignitaries from around the globe. In addition, he had an ongoing passion for photographing the American landscape. Rogers was skilled with his large format view camera, and loved to make prints in his darkroom. Regarding his photography, he said, “I am an impulsive obsessive. I impulsively get involved with something, and then I get obsessed with it. So that’s what happened with photography.”
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Grammy Award-winning country superstar and music icon Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades. The enduring Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the globe, selling more than 120 million albums worldwide. Captivating audiences with his musical storytelling craft, Rogers discovered his talent for telling a new kind of storytelling: one with his camera lens. Establishing himself as a well-respected photographer, Rogers’s diverse career is reflected in his varied photographic portfolio, which contains breathtaking land and cityscapes and captivating Presidential and celebrity portraiture. In 2014, Rogers received an Honorary Masters of Photography from the Professional Photographers of America for his artistic photographic contributions.