Eric Miller is one of the most widely published and experienced photojournalists working in South Africa.
In the mid-1980s Miller, pursuing a passion and engagement with news photography of that era, left a job in the corporate world for the ‘real world of South Africa under a state of emergency’, and joined Afrapix, a progressive photographers’ collective committed to documenting the struggle against apartheid. His work appeared regularly in the Weekly Mail, New Nation, and other progressive publications of the time.
In the 1980s, he documented the struggle against apartheid and since the 1990s he has covered various aspects of the transformation process in South Africa, as well as travelling extensively across Africa on assignment for various European publications
Miller has worked on a range of assignments, from news-related stories covering the horrors of the Rwandan genocide and famine in Sudan, to human interest features such as women’s boxing, the training of sangomas and evocative essays capturing highlights of several dance and opera productions.
He has worked in over 28 African countries, plus many others further afield, producing an extensive archive of documentary stock and travel images from countries including Botswana, Cuba, Congo (DRC), Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
Having spent several years working for the wire services, Reuters & AP, Miller now works freelance, mostly on assignment for a variety of European publications, as well as for both South African and international NGOs.
His work has been published in most major newspapers and magazines in South Africa and is regularly used in a range of publications across Europe and the United States.
He has several books with his work published, and in 2019 completed (together with his wife Laurine Platzky) his first documentary film, ‘Hutchinson:SHUNTED’ which has garnered several awards and been selected for showing at Film Festivals.
This archive represents a small amount of older work, but during Covid lockdown is being revamped and updated with newer material. If there is any imagery you need but don’t see on these pages, please contact me directly and enquire.