Roger Laell Minick (born July 13, 1944) is an American photographer widely known for his series of photographs documenting tourists in the National Parks of the United States. The series, called “Sightseer”, has been published in numerous books and widely exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. In addition to the “Sightseer” series, Minick has worked on numerous other photo projects over the years. His two best known books are Delta West (1969) and Hills of Home (1975), both published by Scrimshaw Press.
Roger Minick was born in Ramona, Oklahoma, and grew up in the Ozarks of Arkansas. In 1956 his family moved to Southern California, where he lived until he was twenty years old. From 1964 to 1969 Minick attended the University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a BA in History in 1969. While at UC Berkeley, Minick began an apprenticeship in photography at the ASUC Studio, a student arts facility on the UC campus. From 1965 to 1975, Minick worked on staff at the ASUC Studio, eventually becoming Director from 1971 to 1975.