Roger Landrum is a fine art photographer who has achieved international recognition. In 2008 he was awarded a Prix de la Photographie Paris. He was a 1st place winner in the 2008 International Photography Awards. The IPA judges selected his work for recognition again in 2009.
Landrum’s interest in photography began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa. He says, “living in a different culture made me aware of the distinctive visual aspects and color sensibilities expressive of other traditions.” His Nigeria photographs won several awards and were published as a book. The prints are now sought out by photography collectors.
Landrum travels extensively. He has received international awards for photographs taken in India, Morocco, and Mexico as well as the US. Annual photography excursions to Mexico have included the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Puebla, Veracruz and Yucatan.
Landrum’s landscape photographs from northern Michigan are among his most popular. He grew up in Michigan and has had numerous gallery exhibitions there as well as Washington, DC.
During his career, Landrum has taught at Harvard and Yale. Albion College, his alma mater, honored him with an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service for his work in the national and community service field. As founder and former CEO of Youth Service America, he played an influential role in establishing the policy framework and securing passage of the National And Community Service Acts of 1990 and 1993.
Landrum currently lives in Washington, DC.