Eric Miller

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Photographer

First name: 
Eric
Last name: 
Miller
Date of birth: 
19-May-1955
Location of birth: 
Cape Town, South Africa

Eric Miller grew up in Johannesburg. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in psychology from UNISA in 1981 he entered the corporate sector. Frustrated with the media’s misuse of power he left the corporate world in the mid-1980s and joined Afrapix. During this time he began documenting the struggle against apartheid for progressive publications including the Weekly Mail and New Nation. He also spent three years working for Reuters from 1988.

In the 1980s, he documented the struggle against apartheid and since the 1990s he has covered various aspects of the transformation process in South Africa, as well as travelling extensively across Africa on assignment for various European publications

Miller has worked on a range of assignments, from news-related stories covering the horrors of the Rwandan genocide and famine in Sudan, to human interest features such as women's boxing, the training of sangomas and evocative essays capturing highlights of several dance and opera productions.

He has worked in over 26 African countries, plus many others further afield, producing an extensive archive of documentary stock and some travel images from countries including Botswana, Cuba, Congo (DRC), Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

Having spent several years working for the wire services, Reuters & AP, Miller now works freelance.

Miller works mostly on assignment for a variety of European newspapers and magazines, as well as for both South African and international NGOs.

His work has been published in most major magazines in South Africa and is regularly used in a range of major publications across Europe and the United States.


References:
• Godby, M & Weinberg, P. (2008). Then & Now: Eight South African photographers. Johannesburg: Highveld Press
• Eric Miller Photography [Online] Available at: https://www.eric.co.za [Accessed 27 January 2010]

Last updated : 16-Apr-2018

This article was produced by South African History Online on 17-Oct-2011

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