Peter Miller

Born in New York City, the product of an Irish activist and an Episcopalian stock broker . . . raised in New Jersey, Connecticut and moved to Vermont as a teenager . . . at University of Toronto met Yousef Karsh and assisted him in Europe as he photographed Pablo Casals, Picasso, Albert Camus, Albert Schweitzer, and other notables . . . trained as US Army Signal Corps photographer and stationed in Paris . . . spent off time pretending to be Cartier Bresson doing street photography . . . work surfaced 40 years later in his book The First Time I Saw Paris . . . became a writer, worked for LIFE Magazine for five years, moved back to Vermont . . . published books Vermont People, Vermont Farm Women, Vermont Gathering Places, and People of the Great Plains . . . best known for his portraits of rural Americans . . . one-person exhibits in New York, Paris, and Tokyo . . . opened a gallery of his rural American photographs.


1951 Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester VT
1955 University of Toronto, BA
1954 Apprentice to Yousef Karsh in Europe
1956-58 US Army Signal Corps Photographer stationed in Paris
1959-63 LIFE Magazine reporter-writer
1964-68 Editor, Vermont Skiing Magazine
1969-80 Contributing Editor/Photographer, Ski Magazine
1981-present Freelance Photographer-Writer-Author
1990-present Publisher, Silver Print Press
2007 Opened Peter Miller Photography Gallery, Colbyville VT


The 30,000 Mile Ski Race
Peter Miller's Ski Almanac
The Photographer's Almanac
Vermont People
People of the Great Plains
Vermont Farm Women
The First Time I Saw Paris
Vermont Gathering Places
Nothing Whatever Happens in Colbyville, Vermont

Solo Exhibitions

Paris Photos, New York, Tokyo, Paris
The Great Plains, Boston, Nebraska, Oklahoma
Vermont Farm Women, Vermont


Life Time Achievement in Ski Journalism
The Image Bank Award for Visual Excellence
Ben Franklin Award: People of the Great Plains
Ben Franklin Award: Vermont Farm Women
Independent Publisher's Award: Vermont Farm Women
Vermonter of the Year, 2006, Vermont State Legislature


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