Thursday, August 18, 2016Sunday, March 19, 2017
Revisited Online: May 26, 2020 -- Ongoing
Organized by Marja van der Loo, associate curator

Untitled, from the series, "Lower West Side, Buffalo," 1973
Gelatin silver print on paper, 8 x 10 inches
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Vein

For more than four decades, Milton Rogovin (1901–2011) photographed those he referred to as “the forgotten ones”: the working class and the poor in Buffalo, New York, where he lived, and miners and steel mill workers. This exhibition presents thirty-eight photographs, gifted to the San José Museum of Art in 2011, from three series: “Lower West Side, Buffalo” (1972–84), “Working People” (1976–87), and “Family of Miners” (1988–89). Rogovin often grouped his images into diptychs and triptychs to produce compelling narratives of the people he photographed, believing in photography’s ability to be an agent of social change.   

Sponsored by Doris and Alan Burgess