nathan (natti) miller

Dr Shakshuka’s, photographic print (included in Nathan’s book Somewhere in Jaffa)

biography

His latest project was documenting my observations of Jaffa (Yaffo), in Israel. The project captures Jaffa’s visual uniqueness and the rhythms of daily life from diverse religious and cultural perspectives. I attempted to challenge preconceptions and clichéd assumptions about the lives of Arabs and Jews living in Israel (not referring to the West Bank territories ). This body of work reflects on Arabs and Jews living as one community.

The project photographs have been brought together in a hardcover book Somewhere in Jaffa published by Melbourne publisher M.33 and available through cusack&CUSACK Gallery.

Untitled, photographic print (included in Millers’s book Somewhere in Jaffa)

Nathan’s interest lies in the visual storytelling of people and places with a vivid cultural identity. His extensive travels across the globe have provided both the inspiration and backdrop for the work. Millers first solo exhibition was a documentary of eleven days spent in Havana, Cuba. He became engulfed by Havana’s sights and sounds, and was fascinated by the role that music played in people’s everyday lives.

Following that Cuban experience, he embarked on another project, this time documenting the Mississippi Delta in the USA where the blues originated. This work was exhibited in a one man show at the Monash Gallery of Art, following the success of this solo exhibition it was shown in the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, USA.
This project was subsequently documented in a hardcover book Notes from the Mississippi Delta also available through cusack&CUSACK Gallery. Despite making dozens of visits over eight years, He doesn’t claim to have a full comprehensive study of the Mississippi, only a “footnote” of the Delta.

Untitled, photographic print (included in Nathan’s book Notes from the Mississippi Delta).

In 2013, he participated in a Magnum Photos international workshop concentrating on district 18 in Paris. The workshop was conducted by the late Abbas Atar, a world renowned Magnum photographer. The project concluded with the production of a book of collective images by eleven photographers, including 11 of Nathan’s.

exhibitions

2023.
The Peaceful Observer – Solo Show. cusack&CUSACK Gallery, Kyneton Vic.

2018.
MGA, Legacy part of MGA collection

2016.
Thirteen – Group Show. Klie Gallery, Sydney NSW.
SoHo Gallery, Sydney NSW.

2015.
SoHo Gallery, Sydney NSW.

2014.
Untitled – Solo Show. Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne Vic.

2013.
Institut des Cultures de l’Islam, Paris.

2010.
Notes from the Mississippi Delta – Solo Show. The Mississippi Blues Museum, Clarksdale Mississippi, USA.

2009.
Obscura Gallery, Melbourne Vic.

2008.
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne Vic.

2005.
Dickenson Gallery, Melbourne Vic.

2003.
Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne Vic.

2001.
Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne Vic.

2000.
Photographers Gallery, Melbourne Vic.

book titles

Notes from the Mississippi Delta. Publisher – Wild Rabbit.
Magnum Paris. Publisher – Magnum.
Somewhere in Jaffa. Publisher – M.33.

reviews and publications

The Big Issue
BETA
Photofile
Sydney Morning Herald
L’oeil De Laphotographie
The Clarksdale Blues-star