Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary

Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary



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  1. Martin Kimeldorf Martin Kimeldorf says:

    One of our best contemporary realistic socially conscious photographers He wrote long before the current focus on ineuality the rich have their photographers I work for the rest of us He is a mensch Survived McCarthyism and went on to establish contact with Pablo Neruda in a poetry and photography collaboration


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Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer ❧ [KINDLE] ❀ Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer By Melanie Anne Herzog ➠ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Milton Rogovin celebrates the non celebrated the ones who make the world go round These words spoken by prize winning author Studs Terkel are a fitting lens through which to view the work of Milton Ro The Making Kindle Ø Milton Rogovin celebrates the non celebrated the ones who make the Milton Rogovin: Kindle - world go round These words spoken by prize winning author Studs Terkel Rogovin: The Making PDF/EPUB ì are a fitting lens through which to view the work of Milton Rogovin: The Making of a ePUB ´ Rogovin optometrist political activist and photographer Milton Rogovin The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer Rogovin: The Making of a ePUB ´ chronicles the story behind that life and the man behind the acclaimed photographs that invite us to see for the first time or to see anew the tenacity profound dignity and resilience of people living in extremely difficult circumstancesBorn in New York in to a Russian Jewish immigrant family Rogovin was radicalized by the widespread deprivations he witnessed and experienced during the Depression and he dedicated himself to working for social and economic justice After military service in World War II he began an optometry practice in Buffalo and he and his wife became active politically engaging in union organizing and voter registration in Buffalo's African American community His activism led him to be called before the House Committee on Un American Activities and after refusing to testify he was dubbed Buffalo's Number One Communist Much of his optometry clientele vanished but as he would realize there was also a positive result to the attacks His political voice silenced he turned to photography as a way to speak about social ineuitiesIn the years that have followed Rogovin has devoted himself to chronicling the lives of people in New York Appalachia Scotland Cuba Zimbabwe Mexico France Czechoslovakia Spain Germany and China Scholar Melanie Herzog locates Rogovin within a tradition of social documentary photography that began when nineteenth and early twentieth century sociologists took up the camera or often enlisted the service of photographers to advocate for social reform through visual representations of the plight of the poor But while Rogovin's work is undoubtedly political he does not romanticize his subjects or seek to portray them as victims or heroes; he seeks simply to convey the effects of material reality on people and their agency to show how people live in relation to social conditionsThis richly illustrated retrospective features Rogovin's own narrative of his development and life as a documentary photographer amplified by an account of the historical events and circumstances that shaped his politics and social consciousness Milton Rogovin has dedicated his life's work as an optometrist an activist and a photographer to enabling people to see clearly His photographs demand witness and to witness is to seeFor information go to http wwwmiltonrogovincom.

1 thoughts on “Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer

  1. Martin Kimeldorf Martin Kimeldorf says:

    One of our best contemporary realistic socially conscious photographers He wrote long before the current focus on ineuality the rich have their photographers I work for the rest of us He is a mensch Survived McCarthyism and went on to establish contact with Pablo Neruda in a poetry and photography collaboration

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