Social Documentary Photographer Dies at 101
Rogovin was Optometrist turned photographer after
being blacklisted in the 1950's Communist Scare. He became known for
photographing who he called "the forgotten ones." Rogovin traveled the
world and captured subjects close to home, and always used his vintage
Rolleiflex, black and white film, and a flash bulb. Never out to
capture history or make monumental work, the photographer was most
interested in making images that bore witness to the different stories
of working men and women. The length of his life and breath of his work
certainly did achieve monumentality; the Center of Creative Photography
holds 4,000 images, and the Library of congress all his negatives,
notes, and a selection of prints.
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