Rogovin photographed the miners of Appalachia for twenty years from the 1960s. In the 1980s he received the W. Eugene Smith Award to extend his work to Europe, Asia, South Africa, China, Mexico and Cuba. Rogovin photographed the men at work and at home, to give an idea of his subjects in society, beyond their function as workers. This photograph shows a man tending to his vegetable patch; the glaring evening sunlight a welcome feeling on his face after a day’s work down a mine. The strong contrasts of light and shadow create a dramatic photograph.