Meet our Newest Trustee, John Miller!

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Meet our Newest Trustee, John Miller!

We are excited to welcome Coventry-based photographer, John Miller to the VFC Board of Trustees. John has a history with the Folklife Center dating back to the early 1990s.

He first began his photographic career for Shelburne Museum in Vermont and has since been the project photographer for seven major exhibits funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Miller’s documentary projects have also been funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Massachusetts Foundation for the Arts, the Vermont Council on the Arts, the Vermont Community Foundation and the Vermont Folklife Center.

His photographs have been exhibited nationally and have been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Village Voice Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, the Boston Globe, the Miami Herald, the Journal of Visual Anthropology, the Vermont History Quarterly, Yankee Magazine, Vermont Public Radio and Vermont Public Television.

He has published two books - Deer Camp: Last Light in the Northeast Kingdom (MIT Press/Vermont Folklife Center), and Granite and Cedar (Vermont Folklife Center/Thistle Hill Publishing), and he directed and edited the exhibit and publication Voices and Faces: Portrait of a Community.

Miller received his MFA degree from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He has taught documentary photography seminars at the University of Vermont and is a Professor of photography and digital imaging at Northern Vermont University. He has also been a visiting artist in elementary schools in northern Vermont and at the American Academy in Rome. Recent photographic exhibits include Human/Nature (a comparative photo-documentary about humans and land and architecture in both Italy and the United States) and the 2018 traveling exhibit Dialogue with Resonance: Recent Collage – Italy (composite abstract images, in color, from work produced while at the American Academy).