Included in: Brooklyn 2013
Category: Streets

Greg Miller: Gotham

Artist’s Statement:

Before iPhones, Facebook, the Euro, and September 11th there was the world of Gotham. These photographs, originally shot in 1997 on the streets of New York City as feature photographs to appear in New York Magazine’s Gotham section, are a time capsule of 1990’s street life. Looking back only 15 years, we see a simpler time: a couple on Spring St. and Broadway discussing their future together while a street vendor looks on, a woman on Madison Ave. views her x-ray on the street and a man shields the lighting of his cigarette behind his tall friend on the West Side. These moments lure us in and allow us to remember what life was like…back then.

Artist’s Bio:

Mansfield Center, CT

Greg Miller was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1967. At the age of 19, he moved to New York to attend School of Visual Arts graduating with a BFA in Photography in 1990.

Predominantly using an 8×10 view camera, his photography utilizes street photography, found moments and portraiture to capture human relationships and a sense of suspended reality. In 2008, he received a Fellowship in photography from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, TIME, People, Fortune and LIFE.

Since 2001, Greg has taught photography at the International Center of Photography in New York. He conducts several workshops every year and recently joined the faculties of Maine Media Workshops,Julia Dean Photo Workshops and Anderson Ranch.

Greg lives in Mansfield Center, Connecticut with his wife and daughter.