Michael Miner has spent over thirty years as a cinematographer, writer and director of award-winning films. This visual experience helped him develop his craft as a still photographer. In 2002, using large format cameras and sheet film, Miner embarked on a series of studies that would chronicle the chaos, beauty and soul of the American landscape. In 2010 and 2014, he received an Artist in Residence Grant from the National Park Service to photograph the Grand Canyon and Chaco Canyon. In 2018, Photography West debuted his first solo exhibition of 30x40 inch photographs with great success. Miner makes each limited edition black and white photograph by hand from 8x10-format negatives with silver halide photographic paper and wet-process darkroom techniques.