To See... Photographic Perspective

Tim Murphy Art Gallery
Irene B. French Community Center
5701 Merriam Drive
Merriam, KS 66203
September 5 - 28


Roger Cissner

Roger began his photographic journey to become a better photographer several years ago when he found, and bought, a Pentax K1000 camera at a garage sale.  Roger used that camera for more than two decades, until the manufacturer stop making the film that he used and he had to convert to the digital world.

Over the years, Roger found that he wanted to combine his love of travel with his desire to take better photographs. He decided to focus on landscape photography, although as a photographer of opportunity, potentially all subject matter is possible.  Roger strives to capture images that provide him with a sense of tranquility and hope that those feelings are communicated to those who view his photographs.

Steve Hauck

Hauck’s career as a photographer has been a circuitous journey.  He used it as a  pathway to get engaged in his high school newspaper and yearbook after being sidelined from sports injuries.  He used it as a platform to explore his interest in the political and social issues of the late 60’s and early 70’s during college.  He used it as a way to advance the mission of his employers throughout his career.  Today, he’s using it to get engaged in his new community after a recent move to the Kansas City area.

Hauck learned the journalism, film, and photojournalism trade at Wichita State University. While there, he had the opportunity to be tutored by some of the nation’s most accomplished television photographers. After a decade as an award-winning photojournalist, Hauck left the nomadic life of television news to support his wife’s entrepreneurship and help raise their two children.  He’s built an accomplished career in business development and marketing in the architecture and engineering industry.   Throughout the years, he has continued to use photography as a way to explore and  comment on the world around him.

Hauck’s work is based in photojournalism, leaving the door open for the viewer to make up their own story – to make the image their own. Earthy, homespun, and real, the “Americana” feel of his work is enhanced with just enough Photoshop to make sure the images speak to the viewer in the same way it spoke to him.