About this artwork

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.

Milton Rogovin

Milton Rogovin