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*The Milton Rogovin Photography Exhibit*
Milton Rogovin is a social documentary photographer, with a focus of photographing the poor and working class for 50 years. His choice of subject was summed up in the words, “The rich have their own photographers. I have chosen to photograph the poor.” Milton Rogovin has photographed miners in 10 nations, collaborated with the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, photographed a 6 square block neighborhood in Buffalo NY for 30 years, and so much more. In 1957 Milton was called before the witch hunting House Un-American Activities Committee. Because he refused to “name names” he was blacklisted and his optometry practice in Buffalo suffered. “My voice was essentially silenced, so I decided to speak out through photography.” In 1969 the Library of Congress accepted Milton’s entire body of work.
This exhibit is a collaborative effort between the Rogovin family and Syracuse Cultural Workers (SCW). While Milton Rogovin has had exhibitions at The Getty Museum and other leading art institutions, the Rogovin family has desired to have Milton’s images be seen and available on the grassroots level! This exhibit is made up of high quality reproductions. Centers that do not have “fine art insurance” will be able to exhibit these wonderful photographs!
*This exhibit is made up of 50 photographs:*
*SET 1:* 25 photographs from the “Family of Miners” and the “Working People” series, including miners from Appalachia, Mexico, Cuba, Zimbabwe, and Scotland. Included are women miners as well as women working in steel mills and foundries. Some of the workers are photographed at home with family.
*SET 2:* 25 photographs that are considered “the best of” Milton Rogovin. Included are images from Chile, the Storefront Church series, Native Americans, the Yemeni community, and from Buffalo’s Lower West Side Triptychs and Quartets.
Dimensions include size of frames:
(26) at 15 1/2 by 14 1/2 wide, includes (1) photo per frame
(12) at 15 1/2 by 24 1/4 wide, includes (2) photos per frame
Actual size of photographs, approx. 6 by 6 inches.