Dan Miller (b. 1922) was born in the Bronx and while still in high school began working for the Parkchester Press and then for The Villager. He enlisted during World War II, and served in the signal corps taking photographs in the China, Burma, and India theatre of war. Upon his return he began working for Look magazine. In the 1950s Miller built a dark room and opened his own business. His first client was the Butchers Workers Union, and he soon worked for the New York City Central Labor Council, the United Federation of Teachers, and other unions. His photographs capture organized labor at the peak of its influence during the mid-twentieth century and also during the era of decline during the 1980s and 1990s. Miller's images capture the impact of minority women becoming active in the labor movement in increasing numbers, and the daily activities of unions. His studio continues its work for unions to this day, with Miller working part time and son Jack Miller taking over full time.

The sampling of Miller's work here includes portraits of President John F. Kennedy and the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., images of picket lines and labor events, and a series from the 1981 Labor Day Parade.

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