Milton Rogovin

In case you missed it the NY Times had a lovely piece on photographer Milton Rogovin who tuns 100 this December! Milton Rogovin is in my opinion one of the greatest photographers of the past century and had been until recently overlooked by the art establishment. Regardless, Mr. Rogovin's photographs are obviously important as a social document of the American underclass and immigrant communities in the second half of the 20th century but he also runs with the best of them when it comes to making powerful and engaging portraits. I suggest reading this article in the NY Times and checking out the multimedia presentation on Lens Blog. Listen closely to what he has to say about respecting his subjects.

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Milton Rogovin from Lower West Side