Milton Rogovin

Scottish Miners

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About this artwork

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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Milton Rogovin

Milton Rogovin