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Wayne F. Miller: Photographs 1942-1958

Wayne F. Miller: Photographs 1942-1958 is the visual chronicle of the evolution of Wayne Forest Miller, a largely self-taught photographer who gladly left art school in 1942 to embrace the full spectrum of experience offered by the Second World War. … Read More

By / January 29, 2009

Wayne F. Miller: Photographs 1942-1958 is the visual chronicle of the evolution of Wayne Forest Miller,
a largely self-taught photographer who gladly left art school in 1942
to embrace the full spectrum of experience offered by the Second World
War. Operating as a combat photographer under his own orders Lieutenant Miller photographed
everything of interest that he encountered, from boredom to horror.
Those images document an integral part of the American wartime
experience and are secured in the National Archives in Washington D.C.
What set Miller’s work apart from many other war photographers was in
part a peculiar empathy, whether creating images of our own soldiers or
Japanese survivors of the atomic bomb; in his work he strove to “climb
inside those people, and look through their eyes.”

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