Sarah M. Miller

Sarah M. Miller holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and is Assistant Adjunct Professor of Art History at Mills College, Oakland, CA. A specialist in the history of photography, modern art, and American art, her work focuses on the invention, contestation, and multiplicity of “documentary” as a key concept in American photography. Selected publications include essays in Subjective/Objective: A Century of Social Photography, eds. Donna Gustafson and Andres Mario Zervigon (Zimmerli Art Museum/Hirmer, 2017) and Berenice Abbott, ed. Gaëlle Morel (Hazan/Jeu de Paume/Ryerson Image Centre, 2012). Her reviews, criticism, and interviews have appeared in Aperture, Critical Inquiry, Études Photographiques, Artforum, Photography & Culture,, and at SF Camerawork. Her work has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Council on Library & Information Resources, and the Center for Creative Photography, among others. Sarah’s book reconstructing the lost manuscript of Changing New York and analyzing its significance for a revised history of documentary photography in the 1930s is forthcoming from Ryerson Image Centre and the MIT Press, in partnership with the Museum of the City of New York.

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