Lot 26: Milton Rogovin


Untitled (Lower West Side)
1993 vintage print
Silver gelatin print
8 x 10 inches
Series: Native America
Edition 2/2
Signed verso pencil
Courtesy of The Rogovin Collection
Fair Market Value
$3,000-$4,000

BIO: Social documentary photographer Milton Rogovin has been likened to the great social documentary photographers of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis. Milton, who lived to be 101 years old, dedicated his lifetime to creating photographs that speak of the humanity of working people, the poor and the forgotten ones. Milton’s photographs are a part of the documentary photography collections of the Library of Congress, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Center for Creative Photography and other distinguished institutions around the world.

STATEMENT: This series documents Native American life in Canada and in the Buffalo, New York area, including the Iroquois on Cattaraugus, Tonawanda, and Tuscarora reservations. The series also includes Native American families in the Lower West Side of Buffalo who were photographed by Milton over a 30-year period. Among the photographs in this series are sunflowers in a eld, worn gravestones, a parched field of crops, women and men at a religious service and a woman holding corn husk dolls that she created. Photographs on the Reservations were taken from 1963-71 and in Buffalo’s Lower West Side from 1972-2002.


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