Scottish Miners
© Milton Rogovin 1982 Courtesy the Rogovin Collection, LLC

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Scottish Miners 1982
  • Scottish Art
This captivating photograph shows a miner with his face covered in black soot with the whites of his eyes standing out. He stares intently into the camera. Rogovin sits within the great tradition of American social-documentary photography and he approached his subjects with an exacting eye. He photographed the miners of Appalachia for twenty years from the 1960s, and, in the 1980s, received the W. Eugene Smith Award to extend his work to Europe, Asia, South Africa, China, Mexico and Cuba. In 1982 he travelled to Scotland, where this photograph was taken.

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Documentary photography

Photographs that are presented as a straightforward record of events, people and places.

Documentary photography


  • Acc. No. PGP 371.7
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 18.40 x 17.60 cm
  • Credit Gift 2006