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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Wayne F. Miller  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD Non-Fiction Other

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Chicago, Miller studied banking at the University of Illinois at Urbana.

Biographical and Professional Information

Miller served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy where he was assigned to Edward Steichen's World War II U.S. Navy Combat Photo Unit. He was among the first photographers to document the destruction at Hiroshima.After the war he resettled in Chicago and taught at the Institute of Design before moving to Orinda, California and working for Life in 1953. In 1970 he joined the Corporation of Public Broadcasting as executive director of the Public Broadcasting Environmental Center, and since his retirement from photography in 1975 has continued to work to protect California's forests.

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