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Kent Miles — Author/Photographer

Kent Miles — Author/Photographer

MileskentKent Miles is a native of Salt Lake City and a widely renowned Salt Lake portrait photographer who specializes in fine art portraits in a classic documentary style. After attending the University of Utah, he graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where Ansel Adams handed him his diploma.
He has worked with the Center for Documentary Arts (CDA) for more than 25 years and was a principal contributor to many CDA exhibit and book projects, including “The Other Utahns: A Photographic Portfolio” (1988), “Missing Stories: An Oral History of Ethnic and Minority Groups in Utah” (1996), and “Streaked with Light and Shadow: Portraits Of Former Soviet Jews in Utah” (2000). Kent was the exclusive photographer on “Faces and Voices of Refugee Youth” (2002). In 2005 he was the exhibit manager for the Sebastiao Salgado exhibition “Exodus” at The Leonardo. He continues to work with CDA and manages the organization’s traveling exhibits program.

His latest book is “Mormon Women: Portraits & Conversations” with James N. Kimball, was published in March 2009 by Handcart Press. (Now, Leicester Bay Books)

In 1987 he was selected as one of the “Top One Hundred New [American] Photographers” by Photography’s Annual Awards in New York City, sponsored by Eastman Kodak and Maine Photographic Workshops. The same year he was a regional finalist in the Leica Medal of Excellence awards. He taught business practices in photography at Brigham Young University from 1994 until 2006. For more than a decade Miles has mentored a dedicated group of photographic artists who refer to themselves as Salt Lake Seven. The group meets monthly and work to produce annual exhibits and books.

Kent Miles’ principal business is creating great portraits in a classic documentary style, and fine-art wedding portfolios in the documentary tradition.

Listen to the Interviews that Kent had with Nick Galieti on the Podcast: The Good Word

Mormon Women: Portraits and Conversations (w/James Kimball)