Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy 101st Birthday Milton!

Season's Greetings from Buffalo, NY! 

December 30th will mark Milton Rogovin's 101st Birthday! 

In honor of his birthday, Milton has requested that you make donations to the Western New York Peace Center or Military Families Speak Out. Our contributions together will really help further the cause of Peace.

We'd also like to share the remarkable documentary film, "Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones," Winner of Tribeca Film Festival for Short Documentaries by filmmaker Harvey Wang.

View the Film on YouTube

This short film celebrates the life's work of photographer Milton Rogovin, who was 93 when this film was shot. After being blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s and subsequently losing his optometry practice, Rogovin dedicated his life to photographing the residents of a depressed six-block area in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. Rogovin's first series of portraits of Lower West Side residents was completed in 1972. Over the next twenty years, Rogovin returned two more times to re-photograph his subjects. The film follows him as he returns one more time to the Lower West Side to take a fourth in his series of once-a-decade portraits.

Best Documentary Short
2003 Tribeca Film Festival, New York, NY

2003 The One Show Film Festival, New York, NY