About the Photographer
American, b. 1958
In Roland Miller’s series, Abandoned in Place, Miller explores the American space-launch and research facilities that played a crucial role in the early days of space exploration. Now abandoned, the buildings have been left to decay, for they are too expensive to restore and maintain. Miller’s project attempts to preserve these buildings in an artistic manner, combining documentary and abstract approaches to the subject.
A Chicago native, Miller studied photography at Utah State University (BA, 1980, MFA, 1983). His work has been featured in Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine, Florida Today, and Kodak’s Photo Educator International, among others. Miller is the Dean of Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts at the College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL. In the past decade he has also been a guest artist at Casper College, Wyoming; Pensacola Junior College, Florida; Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida; and Minnesota State University, Moorhead.