May 2, 2012
Location1201 Ordean Court, Duluth, Minnesota 55812
Open Tue. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wed.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Weekends 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
218-726-8222 or 218-726-7823
Wayne Miller On Sight: A Photographic Retrospective is an exhibition of documentary photographs by Wayne Miller, running April 3 to February 24, 2013, at the Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth. Wayne Miller was born in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois, Urbana, where he studied banking and worked part time as a freelance photographer. Miller studied photography at the Art Center School of Los Angeles and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy where he was assigned to Edward Steichen's Naval Aviation Unit (Miller would later assist Steichen in putting on the record-breaking "Family of Man" exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 1954). After the war, he won two consecutive Guggenheim Fellowships and photographed a body of work titled "The Way of Life of the Northern Negro," which was later published as Chicago's South Side (UC Berkely, 2000). Miller briefly taught at Chicago's Institute of Design before moving to California where he worked for Life magazine until 1953. He joined Magnum Photos in 1958, serving as its president from 1962-66. Miller later joined the National Park Service and in 1975 abandoned professional photography to dedicate himself to the defense of California forests.