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Meredith Miller, AB'98 Visual Art and Latin American Studies

Photographer, Teacher

Describe your current artistic endeavors. I am a full-time studio photographer for Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, where I photograph various collection material. I also teach digital photography at Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University. In my position at the Beinecke Library I started documenting the bits of paper remaining on the bed of the copystand after I photograph books and other items, beginning a new series of work called "Revenants: The Memories of Books." You can see this work on my website: http://meredithmillerphoto.com/gallery/revenants. This summer I'll also be attending an artist residency at the Weir Farm Art Center in Connecticut where I will put together a small handmade edition of photobooks.

How did your UChicago experience shape your artistic pursuits? Studying photography with Laura Letinsky inspired me to apply to the Yale School of Art, where I graduated with my MFA in Photography in 2003. I also fondly remember Tom Mapp's and Bob Peter's Senior Seminar. In another way, my student employment at Harper Memorial Library, where I was hired by Diane Ryan, has led me to consistently seek library work – surprisingly there's quite a bit of work for photographers working with cultural heritage material in libraries.

Have you tapped into the alumni network at any point since you've graduated and if so, in what way? Helen Kauder, who is the Director of Artspace in New Haven connected me to the UChicago Arts Alumni Network - I look forward to seeing what it's all about.

What advice do you have for other Arts Alumni who are looking to do what you do? Keep making art!

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