Milton Rogovin

Scottish Miners

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About this artwork

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. In 1982 he travelled to Scotland. This photograph shows two workers in a complex scene filled with notices and warnings. The two men are shown in their overalls and helmets, one with a torch strapped to it, in what appears to be the lift down the shaft. Due to safety laws in Scotland, Rogovin was not permitted to use flash photography in the mines and his photographs of the miners at work were taken above ground.

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Milton Rogovin

Milton Rogovin