Details

Title

Untitled, from Atlas Steel series

Artist/Maker

Milton Rogovin (American, 1909–2011)

Date

1976–1977

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

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Credit

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Vein

Accession #

2007.318

On View

Currently not on view

Milton Rogovin was born in New York in 1909 to a Russian-Jewish immigrant family. The widespread deprivations he witnessed and experienced during the Depression stimulated a lifelong commitment to justice. Like Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis, Rogovin used photography as a way to communicate his point of view about social inequities and advocate for social reform. In particular, he devoted himself to chronicling the lives of working-class people—especially miners—in New York, Appalachia, Scotland, Cuba, Mexico, South Africa, Zimbabwe, China, and a host of other countries.