Lot 40: Milton Rogovin


CEPA Gallery's 2014 Biennial Art Auction artist Milton Rogovin

Milton Rogovin
Untitled
1976-87
Gelatin Silver Print
4 ¾ x 4 ½ inches
Signed Verso
Working People, Atlas Steel Casting Series
Courtesy of the Milton Rogovin Collection
$3,000/$4,000

BIO: Milton Rogovin (1909-2011) photographed in steel mills and mines, in Buffalo’s Lower West Side, in Appalachia, Chile, Cuba, Scotland, Zimbabwe, and more. Major collections of his photography are in the Getty Museum, the Center for Creative Photography, and the Library of Congress. Because two-thirds
of all Rogovin’s images were made of the Buffalo area, his family has placed close to 1,000 of his photographs at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. In 2006, a documentary film debuted, along with an international traveling exhibition. An accompanying catalogue is entitled Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer. In 2009, Milton Rogovin: The Lens and the Pen, Rogovin’s Poetry was shown for the first time alongside his photographs. www.miltonrogovin.com

STATEMENT: “In 1975 I closed my optometric office in order to do a photo series in the steel mills of the Buffalo area (plus one series in Philadelphia). In this series, I tried, if possible, to film the workers both at work and at home with their families.” –Milton Rogovin


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