Milton Rogovin (1909-2011), Untitled, From the Series Appalachia 9-7, (Trip #4), 1963-71; gelatin silver print; Gift of Robert M. and Mary Ann Budin, 2001
Milton Rogovin: Appalachia Revisited
On View Friday, November 21, 2008–Sunday, April 19, 2009
Social-Documentary photographer Milton Rogovin earned a national reputation by travelling to numerous countries to photograph working people and their families, people he refers to as " the forgotten ones." His images have raised public consciousness worldwide to the difficult conditions in which so many live and work by presenting his subjects with dignity while still revealing the austerity of their lives. Rogovin's photographs, which have been exhibited and published world-wide, are included in major collections outside of Buffalo in the Library of Congress, J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. Selections from the Burchfield Penney Milton Rogovin Collection, which is the second largest in the world, focused on his early study of coal miners, not only in rural Appalachia, but around the world.