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Milton Rogovin, Untitled, from the series Lower West Side, Buffalo, New York, 1973, printed later. Gelatin silver print. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Peter Barbur and Tim Doody

Milton Rogovin, Untitled, from the series Lower West Side, Buffalo, New York, Revisited, 1985. Gelatin silver print. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Peter Barbur and Tim Doody

Milton Rogovin, Untitled, from the series Lower West Side, Buffalo, New York, Revisited, 1992. Gelatin silver print. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Peter Barbur and Tim Doody

September 10, 2018

Gift of Milton Rogovin Prints

The Gallery recently received a gift of 64 prints by the 20th-century American photographer Milton Rogovin, including 39 works from his Lower West Side, Buffalo, New York series. In 1972 Rogovin began a 30-year project photographing the residents of Buffalo’s Lower West Side, a historic neighborhood adjacent to his optometry practice. The series presents a dynamic image of the community, which has long been home to a mix of ethnic groups, immigrant families, and working-class people—subjects who traditionally have been underrepresented in American visual culture.