Eric Miller was born 19th of May 1955 in Cape Town. He 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 and the child soldiers and abductions in northern Uganda, to human interest features such as women's boxing, the training of sangomas and evocative essays capturing highlights of several dance and opera productions. Miller works largely around issues of health, human rights and social development.
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 as a freelancer. He works mostly on assignment for a variety of European newspapers and magazines, as well as for South African and international NGOs.
Miller's photographs featured in the following books:
Eric Miller Photography [Online] Available at: http://www.eric.co.za [Accessed 27 January 2010]