"In 1967 I wrote to the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda asking if I could collaborate with him on a series in Chile. Neruda invited me to Chile where I spent a month photographing people as well as their surroundings. Neruda wrote a very beautiful introduction for my Chilean series." – Milton Rogovin
The resulting book was entitled, Windows That Open Inward: Images of Chile.
The cities Milton photographed in Southern Chile include Puerto Montt, Castro, Quimchi and on Isla Negra. Photos at Neruda's home include both interior and exterior scenes, a collection of bottles with miniature ships inside, Neruda's writing desk, carved signatures of writers on living room ceiling beams, and a large mermaid from the bow of an old ship. Other images from Milton's one month in Chile include, one of Milton Rogovin's most renowned photographs, "Mother and Child (Chile_088)", a woman spinning wool, a shoe maker, a bar maid, a butcher, an accordion player, a fishermen, a rocking horse below Chilean flag, garlic on a table, and three generations of one family.
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