Garry Fabian Miller

Photography Centre, Rooms 99 – 101

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Garry Fabian Miller is one of the most progressive figures in fine art photography. Born in 1957, he has made exclusively 'camera-less' photographs since the mid 1980s. He works in the darkroom, shining light through coloured glass vessels and over cut-paper shapes to create forms that record directly onto photographic paper. These rudimentary methods recall the earliest days of photography, when the effects of light on sensitised paper seemed magical.

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Photo of ‘Night Tower 3’, Cibachrome print by Garry Fabian Miller, 2002, England. Museum no. E.366-2005. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
‘Night Tower 3’, Cibachrome print by Garry Fabian Miller, 2002, England. Museum no. E.366-2005. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of 'Breathing in the Beech Wood, Homeland, Dartmoor, Twenty-Four Days of Sunlight', dye destruction print, by Garry Fabian Miller, 2004. Museum no. E.529-2005. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
'Breathing in the Beech Wood, Homeland, Dartmoor, Twenty-Four Days of Sunlight', dye destruction print, by Garry Fabian Miller, 2004. Museum no. E.529-2005. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of ‘February 10th – 15th 1991’, photograph by Garry Fabian Miller, 1991, UK. Museum no. E.1269-1993. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
‘February 10th – 15th 1991’, photograph by Garry Fabian Miller, 1991, UK. Museum no. E.1269-1993. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of ‘February 10th – 15th 1991’, photograph by Garry Fabian Miller, 1991, UK. Museum no. E.1267-1993. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
‘February 10th – 15th 1991’, photograph by Garry Fabian Miller, 1991, UK. Museum no. E.1267-1993. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of ‘Becoming Magma 2’, cibachrome print by Garry Fabian Miller, 2005, UK. Museum no. E.367-2005. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
‘Becoming Magma 2’, cibachrome print by Garry Fabian Miller, 2005, UK. Museum no. E.367-2005. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of ‘Reed With Eight Cuts, Lowfield Farm, Winter 1985’, dye-destruction colour print by Garry Fabian Miller, England. Museum no. PH.183-1987. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
‘Reed With Eight Cuts, Lowfield Farm, Winter 1985’, dye-destruction colour print by Garry Fabian Miller, England. Museum no. PH.183-1987. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Background image: 'Breathing in the Beech Wood, Homeland, Dartmoor, Twenty-Four Days of Sunlight', dye destruction print, by Garry Fabian Miller, 2004. Museum no. E.529-2005. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London