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Roger Erickson began his tutelage in fine art photography while studying psychology at San Francisco State University. Best known for his evocative use of lighting and composition, his work represents a unique perspective in American portrait photography. In 1990 his first commissioned assignment was to photograph Neil Young with Crazy Horse for Select Magazine. After which he relocated to London, where he began his career photographing musicians. His images have appeared in numerous magazine editorials, as well as on the covers of Latin American Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Out Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Q Magazine, The Source, Fast Company and The Advocate Magazine. His notable advertising clients are GQ Magazine, Mercedes Benz, Lexus, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Fruit of the Loom, Fox Broadcasting, Twentieth Century Television, A&E, CNBC Television Network, Disney Entertainment, Interscope Records, Island/Def Jam Music, Sony Music, and Atlantic Records. Over the course of his career, Roger has photographed many celebrities, musicians and athletes. Among them are Mark Wahlberg, Chris Evans, Eminem, Kristen Bell, Usher, Ozzy Osbourne, Juliette Lewis, Zang Ziyi, Evan Rachel Wood, Billy Bob Thornton, Samuel Jackson, Elizabeth Banks, Edward Albee, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Greg Louganis, Sugar Ray Leonard, Georges St. Pierre, Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, Jerod Leto, Lil' Kim, Joan Jett, Motorhead and LL Cool J. In 2010 The Advocate Magazine profiled Roger Erickson's work and career in photography. In 2011 his work and career was also profiled in the book "GOWEST!” (DAAB Publishing). That same year Adweek Magazine listed his Out Magazine Cover of Michael Irvin as one of the 10 best sports covers of the year. In 2013 he was featured in Respect Magazine profiling a decade of his work with hip hop musicians during the 1990's . Roger’s photographs have also been published in numerous books including "Indochine" (Rizzoli Publishing), "Hip Hop Immortals" (Sock Bandit Publishing), "More Body and Soul" (Rizzoli Publishing), "Def Jam Recordings" (Rizzoli Publishing) and in "Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey" (Aria Multimedia Entertainment).

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Around the globe many people within the LGBT community experience, discrimination, ostracism and imprisonment.What I want viewers to take away from this project is a heightened sense of empowerment as well as an enlightened understanding that our humanity lies within the belief that we are not so different after all.

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