“Vanishing Vermonters” is the newest and most important of Miller’s five books on his home state. He recorded 23 Vermonters on how they cope in one of the most expensive states in the Union. The book includes 168 pages and 91 photographs that display life in Vermont rather than its iconic beauty. This book came about due to the number of letters and emails Miller received after writing a short history of the changes he had noticed while photographing Vermont between 1950-2013.
Peter Miller began his career in 1959 as a reporter for LIFE Magazine. He left LIFE to move to his home state of Vermont where he became a freelance photographer and writer. For 20 years he was a contributing editor to SKI Magazine and a freelance writer for The New York Times, Smithsonian and many travel magazines. He became a stock photographer for The Image Bank, Iconica and Picade, a cooperative stock photographer agency. He has authored nine books including “Vermont People,” “Vermont Farm Women,” “People of the Great Plains” and “The First Time I Saw Paris.” He has won numerous awards for his books, his photography, and was named Vermonter of the Year and honored by the Vermont Legislature for his work in documenting the culture of Vermont. He has had exhibitions of his work in New York, Paris, and Tokyo. He lives in Colbyville, Vt.
This event is free and open to all. Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center St., Rutland. Copies of the book will be available to purchase and have signed. For more information, visit phoenixbooks.biz.
Photo Courtesy of Phoenix Books Rutland
“Vanishing Vermonters” is a recording of 23 Vermonters and how they cope in the state.