The big hit of the Milton Rogovin exhibition "Buffalo" currently up at my gallery has to be this 1973 picture of Lower West Siders Johnny Lee Wines and Zeke Johnson. "It's a picture of pure happiness" said one viewer. So to spread the feeling, here are some unpublished and unseen shots of Johnny from that day.
Rogovin's shot also brings to mind another of my favorite pictures that blends happiness, romance, and a certain bashfulness. This great shot by Malick Sidibe.