A Lifetime of Vermont People wins New England Society Award

March 20, 2014

Hi Folks, just heard about this last night. Not too shabby.

From: Silver Print Press/Peter Miller. peter@petermillerphotography.com

Peter Miller’s A Lifetime of Vermont People wins New England Society Book Award

A Lifetime of Vermont People, a 208-page book of photographs and articles by Peter Miller, has won The New England Society in the City of New York award for the best New England photo and art book of the year.

The photographer-author, who lives in Colbyville, self published the book that was printed in Italy. The beautiful and lavish book has 60 portraits and written profiles of rural Vermonters that the author photographed and profiled over the past 63 years. NES honors annually books that celebrate New England.

“This is a well deserved honor and truly confirms what Vermonters have know for decades, Peter Miller is a Vermont treasure, and we are fortunate to have his great talents documenting our people and way of life.” said Rob Hunter, the director of the Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center in Burlington, who has set up a statewide lectures series and slide show by the author at major libraries throughout Vermont.

“What is so special about this book are not only the distinctive photographs but superb writing, commentary and Yankee observations. Peter does an amazing job of not only capturing the look of our disappearing heritage but gives these people a venue to communicate their strong insights and voices.”

A Lifetime of Vermont People, said the author, documents the self employed people who have made Vermont what it is, and are called by some a “vanishing species” as the state becomes gentrified.”

The Society is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1805 and is one of the oldest social and charitable organizations in the country. NES was established to promote “friendship, charity and mutual assistance among and on behalf of New Englanders living in New York.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain and William F. Buckley, Jr. have spoken at NES gatherings.

The awards, which are also given to books on fiction, non-fiction and history and biography, are to be given out at a luncheon on April 16 at the Grolier Club in Manhattan. Tickets for the event are available at www.nesnyc.org.

Peter Miller’s book may be viewed and purchased through independent Vermont bookshops or at his website www.silverprintpress.com. The next library lectures will be in St. Johnsbury, Derby Line, and Barre. Go to www.froghollow.org for more information.

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