Triptychs: Buffalo's Lower West Side Revisited


First edition. Signed by photographer (Milton Rogovin) without inscription. Pages lightly toned. Jacket lightly toned. 1994 Large Hardcover. 141 pp. In the early 1970s, Milton Rogovin set out to document the neighborhood near his house. He made a series of portraits of working-class people in Buffalo's Lower West Side. Then he returned to photograph the same people in the early 1980s and again in the 1990s. The result is this remarkable and moving portrait of time and place in America. Here are fifty of an acclaimed photographer's engaging Triptychs - a visual chronicle of change, aging, endurance, and finally survival. As Robert Coles writes in his foreword, These photographs constitute a major contribution to the American documentary tradition. They represent the insistence of one careful, gifted, attentive photographer upon seeing through, as it were, his self-assigned job of seeing. Here we see working people who, like most Americans, find partners, have children and grandchildren, sometimes separate, and sometimes die early. Some age considerably in the ten years between photographs, others almost not at all. Some lose children, change partners and houses, and some visibly change lifestyles. What remains constant is the passing of time and its effects upon his subjects, so evident in Rogovin's work. These are among the themes observed and discussed in Stephen Jay Gould's illuminating introduction.

Title: Triptychs: Buffalo's Lower West Side Revisited

Author: Rogovin, Milton; Coles, Robert; Gould, Stephen Jay; Wypijewski, Joanne

Illustrator: Rogovin, Milton

Categories: Signed, Photography, New York, American,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: W.W. Norton: 1994

ISBN Number: 0393035883

ISBN Number 13: 9780393035889

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199401

Keywords: TRIPTYCHS BUFFALO LOWER WEST SIDE PHOTOGRAPHY MILTON ROGOVIN ROBERT COLES STEPHEN JAY GOULD JOANNE WYPIJEWSKI LOCAL NEW YORK REGIONAL AMERICAN HISTOR,