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

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Scottish Miners 1982

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Rogovin 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. The photographs are presented as pairs, showing the men at work and at home, to give an idea of his subjects in society, beyond their function as workers. The series, known as ‘The Family of Miners’, bears a deliberate reference to the international sympathies of the exhibition, ‘The Family of Man’, staged by Edward Steichen at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1955, where photography was grouped around universal themes of human experience.


  • Acc. No. PGP 371.2
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 17.30 x 17.10 cm
  • Credit Gift 2006