“The photographs have a startling intensity, no less powerful for being spare and sympathetic.” —The Washington PostThis compelling book celebrates the career of Milton Rogovin, the ninety-three-year-old photographer whose sensitive portraits of working people have inspired generations. After his refusal to answer absurd questions before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee ruined his optometry business, Rogovin began a new life with a camera. In the early 1970s, documenting lives on the Lower West Side of Buffalo, New York, he gave dignity to resident African Americans, Puerto Ricans, Native Americans, and poor whites. He has returned to photograph many of the same people in each of the following three decades. The remarkable results are in this book.
DAVE ISAY is a radio producer and President of Sound Portraits Productions in New York. He recently received a MacArthur Fellowship.
DAVID MILLER has been a producer at Sound Portraits Productions, and is now creating and producing Radio Tag, a new public radio program.
HARVEY WANG is a widely published photographer, award-winning filmmaker, and author of five books including Harvey Wang's New York.June 2003 $35.00 clothbound (Can. $52.50)