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Guide to the June Rovenger Photograph Collection
1970's, 2000's
 PR 291

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Biographical note

June Rovenger (1933-2012) was a New York City theater director. She directed a number of off-Broadway productions from the 1960's to the 1990's, including Shakespeare's Richard III, Eugene O'Neil's  Beyond the Horizon, and  The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Rovenger was also an amateur photographer, and in her later years took photography classes at the International Center for Photography (where Amy Arbus was one of her instructors) and the Education Alliance. From the 1960's until her death, she lived in a rent-controlled apartment on Commerce Street; her tiny bathroom could be converted into a darkroom where she developed her own prints. She photographed many actors and performers, as well as street scenes in Harlem and her own West Village neighborhood.