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Milton Rogovin

Milton Rogovin lives and works in Buffalo. He was born in New York in 1909.

In 1931, he graduated from Columbia University, where he had studied optometry. A few years later, he moved to Buffalo, where he also bought his first camera. In 1952, he was brought before the House of Un-American Activities Committee for his political commitment. The subsequent harassment forced Rogovin to close his practice, and in 1958 he decided to devote himself to a photographic record of the social injustices around him. The series Lower West Side from 1972-2001, for which he won general recognition, portrays everyday working-class life in the slums of Buffalo and is a valuable historical document, covering more than 30 years in the lives of the Puerto Rican and African-American population.

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