Veteran Industry Journalist Dies

Veteran Industry Journalist Dies

David L. Miller's career in the photo industry spanned nearly 50 years.


Woodbury, NY—David L. Miller, 89, a respected photo-imaging industry journalist whose career spanned nearly 50 years, died on November 23, 2016 in Burlington, Vermont.

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Miller was universally admired for his witty as well as engaging writing style. His dry, wistfully ironic, often self-deprecating sense of humor endeared him to all who had the pleasure of working with him.
David L. Miller, 2004 © Steven I. Rosenbaumdavid-miller-2004

An Esteemed Career

Miller became the features editor at Modern Photography magazine in the mid-1960s. He was still listed on the masthead as a contributing editor when the publication folded in 1989.

Subsequently, he did extensive freelance writing for imaging industry trade magazines. A sampling includes Photo Business, Picture Business, PTN and Photo Industry Reporter. Additionally, he dutifully attended the biennial photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, as a reporter even after his official retirement.

Unlike many writers in the imaging field, he was not a passionate photo enthusiast. This fact makes his immense contribution all the more remarkable.