Emily Rogers is a new addition into the graduate program at UNR. A Detroit Native and lover of all things Michigan, Motown, and the Motor City. Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts in photography from Grand Valley State University in 2007. She has spent time volunteering as a documentary photographer with Habitat for Humanity and recently had an image place fourth in the world with Habitat for Humanity International. Emily relocated to Nevada in 2009 to begin work with the enviormental non-profit The Great Basin Institute where she works with wildfire prevention and restoration. Her photographic work is about the effects of time on the landscape.
This body of work is a conversation about the aging process. It is about the progression of time and the effects of time on it's surroundings, naturally and through human interference. The body of work was inspired by a personal experience living through her grandmother's battle with Alzheimer's Disease. The images are emotional metaphors of a slow aging process. A process that is foggy and uncertain, but lovely. The photographs are not meant to be overwhelming, but instead accepting of what can not be avoided.