Photographer Peter Miller sat down with Newport Dispatch last month while visiting the Haskell Library. He was interviewed by Tanya Mueller. He just recently received his third gold medal for his book “Lifetime of Vermont People.” Below is a video from the interview. The story follows.
A Lifetime of Vermont People, written and photographed by Peter Miller of Colbyville, Vermont, has been awarded another honor. The Independent Publisher Association gave an IPPY gold medal to the collection as the best non-fiction book of 2013 written by an author living in the northeast.
The 208 page book has 60 profiles and black and white photo portraits of rural Vermonters. Lifetime of Vermont People may be viewed at www.silverprintpress.com.
“It is a much deserved award, said Jim Barnes, Editor and Awards Director of the Independent Publisher association. “A Lifetime of Vermont People is one of my favorites of the year. Of course, the photography is amazing but the life stories of the Vermonters are what brings it all home.”
The New England Book Festival, held in Boston in January, awarded A Lifetime of Vermont People a gold medal as the best art/photograph book by a New England author.
This is the first time one of Mr. Miller’s books, best known for elegant black and white photography, has been recognized for the writing content.
Over 5,500 books were submitted for the IPPY awards. The award ceremony will be held in New York City on May 28th.
Peter Miller is the author of six documentary books of photographs and text. Four of them are collections of Vermont photographs and profiles. He also authored books on the Great Plains and Paris, France.