Born in Seattle, Washington and raised in Billings, Montana, I have lived in Massachusetts since 1968. I've shown extensively throughout the United States, and my photographs are in many collections, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, the National Gallery of American Art, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the last two in Washington, DC.
I have published three books of my photographs, which can be seen in the "Books" folder, below. I am also a Walker Evans scholar, and published "Walker Evans In Print: An Illustrated Bibliography" in 1995. Largely self-taught as a photographer, I have a Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University.
"The Snapshot Century" gallery, in the "Photo History" folder, features several hundred images from my vintage snapshot collection. I believe that collecting photographs comes from the same impulse as taking them with a camera. Collecting has given me powerful training for my eye and for my imagination.
In the "Singular Images" gallery are new images and rediscovered older ones; this is the primary active (changing, evolving) body of my work on this web site.
After visiting any of the galleries below, click on "Rodger Kingston (rpkphoto)", at top left to return to this home page and my other galleries.
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.