Roger Dorband is a native of Grants Pass, Oregon where he grew up on the Rogue River. He received a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Oregon before earning a second degree in fine art from Portland State University in 1975. He twice exhibited sculpture in the Portland Art Museum’s Artists of Oregon Exhibition, was included in a national drawing exhibition and the Oregon Print Makers Annual. He received both public and private sculpture commissions and exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions before turning to photography.
In 1993, Dorband’s black and white photography was published in Blue Moon Over Thurman Street, a collaboration with renowned author Ursula K. LeGuin. Since then he has published The Rogue, Portrait of a River in 2006 and Out Here, a second collaboration with Ms. LeGuin, in 2010. In addition to photographing in the Northwest, he has traveled extensively, creating bodies of photographs from Europe, Mexico, Egypt and India. His photographs are included in numerous private and corporate collections, and in the collection of the Portland Art Museum. Dorband lives in Astoria, Oregon with his wife, psychiatrist Patricia Barnes.
See more of Roger's work at his website.