Anne and Milton Rogovin
These photos represent a small portion of the archive of images taken of Milton and Anne Rogovin documenting their shared life together.
Milton Rogovin was born in New York City in 1909. He graduated from Columbia University in 1931 with a degree in optometry and a deep concern for the rights of the worker. He moved to Buffalo in 1938, where he established his own optometric practice in 1939. He married Anne Snetsky in 1942. That same year, he purchased his first camera, and was inducted into the U.S. Army, where he served in England as an optometrist until 1945. Upon his discharge, he returned to his optometric practice and his growing family. By 1947, the Rogovins had two daughters, Ellen and Paula, and a son, Mark.
Anne Snetsky, was born August 4, 1918, and grew up on the East Side of Buffalo, NY. Her parents, Rose and Chaim, immigrated from the Ukraine. Anne had 4 siblings: Sally, Silvia, Ella, Jacob, and Harold. She attended Hutchinson Central High School, and received both a bachelor's degree and master’s degree with honors in Special Education from Buffalo State College.
- Milton's Biography
- Anne's Biography
- Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer, by Melanie Herzog, University of Washington Press and the Center for Creative Photography, September 30, 2006
Photo by Milton Rogovin
Photo © Harvey Wang
Photo by Paula Rogovin