28.06.18 PWT 25-2018 CHINESE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY : MYSTERIOUS MARSHALL MILTON MILLER

Mysterious Marshall Milton Miller

“Miller is becoming increasingly recognised as one of the key figures in early Chinese photography, even though almost nothing is known about him or his career. Although little of his landscape work has yet been identi­fied. the genre portraits he took are celebrated for their often jarring intensity and also for the apparent empathy he felt for his Chinese sitters …” (Encyclopedia of 19th Century Photography)

“Thanks to Terry Bennett’s archival research, we now know that Milton Miller, also known as Marshall M. Miller, was born in Dummerston, Vermont, in 1830. After he died in 1899, an obituary in the Vermont Phoenix provided information about his life before and after his commercial adventure in China from 1860 to 1863. ” (Wu Hung, Zooming In: Histories of Photography in China)

PWT 25-2018 CHINESE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY. MILTON MILLER

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