In honor of photographer Milton Rogovin’s birthday, the Henry Art Gallery will have an exhibition of his work from December 10th, 2009 through April 25th, 2010. It’s certainly a long-lasting affair, but don’t forget to make your way over to the contemporary art museum to check out his photography. As an optometrist who shot photography as a hobby, Rogovin documented the plight of working class individuals with an open mind and heart.
As a man who was labeled by the government as a Communist, Rogovin said he became radicalized during the Great Depression, when his father, a dry-goods dealer, went bankrupt and died. It’s beautiful that he can turn a personal travesty into an artistic statement.