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

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Scottish Miners 1982
  • Scottish Art
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. Rogovin has photographed a quiet street with a lone figure wandering home. It is a dramatic composition of opposites – the black chimneys are silhouetted against the white sky and the black road contrasts against the white terraced houses.

Glossary Open


The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.


Images showing an outline with no internal detail set against a contrasting background. It is specifically used for portraits of this type cut from paper.

Composition, Silhouette


  • Acc. No. PGP 371.15
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 16.50 x 18.00 cm
  • Credit Gift 2006