Roger Katz (submitted photo)
Roger Katz (submitted photo)
Friday August 16, 2013

DUMMERSTON -- Local photographer Roger Katz, 65, died at his home in Dummerston in April following an extended battle with cancer.

Katz was well-known to many in the area for his passion for cameras and his talent for portraying life through professional photographs. He once owned two photography shops - Photo 101 and Elliott Street Camera - and operated Black Mountain Studios up until his death.Those who knew him best say Katz was an athletic Renaissance man who felt most at home when he was outdoors.

A service for Mr. Katz will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Wilder Cemetery on Rice Farm Road in Dummerston. A reception and memorial and celebration of his life will be held immediately afterward at the West Dummerston Community Center. There will be food provided, and those who wish to bring a dish to share are also welcome to do so.

In addition to being a dedicated photographer, Katz was also a great supporter of The In-Sight Photography Project and the Vermont Center for Photography.

For those wishing to honor the memory of Roger H. Katz, donations in his name can be made to: The In-Sight Photography Project, 45 Flat St., Suite 1, Brattleboro, VT 05301, or The Vermont Center for Photography, 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT 05301,

An extensive portfolio of his photography may be viewed at his Facebook pages -- search for "Roger's Photos" or "Roger H.