[An extraordinary exhibit opens Jan. 20, 2011. Original prints, many never before exhibited, representing the life work of acclaimed photographer Milton Rogovin will be on view until June 30, 2011. Rogovin was active politically in Buffalo and was blacklisted during the 1950’s. He lost his optometry practice then, and decided to turn to photography as a way to continue to speak out. Visit this link to explore the work of Milton Rogovin, to hear the interview with Rogovin and his daughter on his 100th birthday ( Dec. 30, 2009), read Rogovin’s poetry (Milton Rogovin reads his own poetry in the interview), and much more. The Gage Gallery link gives updated information about the exhibit and events in the exhibit space. – Lew Rosenbaum]
A one-of-a-kind, vintage photo exhibit that tells compelling stories about work and working-class people through the eyes of renowned photographer Milton Rogovin. The debut exhibit, The Working-Class Eye of Milton Rogovin, features some striking images of workers from the living photographer’s collection that have never been seen before by the public.
The Working-Class Eye of Milton Rogovin
Opening reception and presentation by Mark Rogovin
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Featured events during exhibition:
- February 18: Newberry Labor History Seminar
- March, TBA: annual Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies “Getting Paid to Cause Trouble” panel
- April 1st: Graduate student History/Sociology Conference keynote event, speaker TBA
- April 7th: Triangle Fire 100th anniversary event in Gage Gallery featuring Professor Jo Ann Argersinger from Southern Illinois University, co-sponsored by Roosevelt and UIC History Departments and the New Deal Center at Roosevelt.
- April 20th: Melanie Herzog, Professor of Art History, Edgewood College, presentation on her biography of Milton Rogovin
- June 23rd: Working-Class Studies conference event, featuring Janet Zandy, Professor of English and American Studies, RIT on the “Working-Class Eye” and Erik S. Gellman, Assistant Professor of History, Roosevelt University on “Rogovin in Historical Context”