Milton Rogovin The Forgotten Ones

March 17, 2011

Milton Rogovin is not a name you may know, but he is the kind of photographer we should all be inspired by. He recently passed away at the age of 101 and left a photographic legacy that is astonishing. What really moved me was that he didn’t start photography till he was 48 years old. His story just goes to show that it’s never to late to do something amazing with your life.

He was the subject of a documentary short that won awards at the Tribeca Film Festival several years ago and you can watch it by clicking HERE or on the image below. The documentary details his life photographing the poor side of Buffalo over several decades. He truly became a fixture in that community, which allowed him to photograph people and events in a way that only special relationships will allow.

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