Lisa Miller is an award-winning photographer based in La Jolla, CA.  As a pediatric orthopedic surgeon turned photographer, she translates the precision of the operating room to unique tableaux.  In doing so, she isolates timeless, sometimes timeworn classic beauty and serenity often overlooked in everyday life.  Her goal is to evoke thought and emotion.  
Influenced by Rembrandt, Sebastião Salgado, and Sam Abell, Lisa's work employs tone and shadow to distill complex details to their essence.  She captures and memorializes distinct impressions and hopes to inspire viewers to slow down and appreciate both the transitory nature of time as well as the timeless qualities in our surroundings.
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Exhibitions, Publications & Awards
2024
A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (online exhibit). Theme: "Light." "Photo Booth #3" included in "The 27," the fine art limited edition exhibition catalog. Juror, Laurie Klein.
International  Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, San Diego, CA. First Place Our Best Friend, "Weighing Each Step," 3rd Place Summer Landscapes, "Mullafossur Waterfall, 4th Place Still Life, "Night Bloom,"  Honorable Mention Family Moments, "Rub a Dub Dub," Sponsor Award At the Fair, "Photo Booth #2" and Birds, "Last One In."
Alexandria Museum of Art, 37th September Competition, Alexandria, LA. Juror, David Butler.
30th National Juried Photography Show, Louisville, CO. Juror, Jennifer Renwick.
A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (online exhibit). Theme: "Sanctuary." "Into The Gloaming" included in "The 27," the fine art limited edition exhibition catalog. Juror, Kevin Tulley.
2023
Tokyo Foto Awards. Honorable Mention, "Impending Chaos," "Roses Aging Gracefully," "Photo Booth #2," "After the Fires."
Budapest International Foto Awards. Bronze Award, Non-Professional Fine Art/Still Life, "Simplicity," Honorable Mention, Non-Professional Fine Art/Still Life, "Offerings," Honorable Mention Non-Professional People/Culture, "Photo Booth #2.
Southeast Center for Photography. Theme: "Black, White & More," Greenville, SC. Juror, Jennifer Schlesinger. 
Brooks Jensen and Crystal Baird, eds., Light, Glorious Light 2023, LensWork Publishing, 2023, "After the Fires."
Once Upon A Frame Gallery, Solana Beach, CA, group exhibition.
A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (online exhibit). Theme: "Color." "Alone" and "Keep Out" included in "The 27," the fine art limited edition exhibition catalog. Juror, Fran Forman.
International Photography Awards 2023. Second Place Non-Professional, Fine Art, Still Life, "Simple Entanglement," Honorable Mention, Non-Professional, Fine Art, Still Life, "The Weight of Infinity," Official Selection Non-Professional, People, Street Photography, "Photo Booth #2."
A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX (online exhibit). Theme: "Landscapes." "After the Fires" included in "The 27," the fine art limited edition exhibition catalog. Juror, Kevin Tulley. 
Southeast Center for Photography. Theme: "Forgotten," Greenville, SC. Juror, Paula Tognarelli.
Alexandria Museum of Art 36th September Competition, Alexandria, LA. Juror, Mattie Codling.
International  Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, San Diego, CA. First Place Still Life, "Roses Aging Gracefully," 2nd Place Animals, "Surfacing," 2nd Place At the Fair, "The Inspection," 3rd Place B&W People, "A Smoke Then a Swim," 3rd Place Winter Landscapes, "Majestic," 3rd Place B&W Nature, "Emerging," 3rd Place Family Moments, "Family Recital," Honorable Mention, "Offerings," "Friendly's," "Impending Chaos," "Wintry Hoodoo Sunrise," "Intensity," "In the Eyes of the Beholder." 
Louisville Art Association 2023 National Photography Show, Louisville, CO. Juror, Jeff Johnson.
Marblehead Arts Association Variations 2023, Marblehead, MA. Juror, Christa Dix.
2023 Regional Photography Show, Lincoln Gallery, Loveland, CO. Second Place, "Simplicity."
Atlanta Photographic Group - Choice 2023, Atlanta, GA. Juror, Christa Dix. Juror Pick, "A Smoke Then A Swim."
Texas Photographic Society's 35th Annual Members Only Show. Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene, TX. Juror, Keith Carter.
2022
Professional Photographers of San Diego County Illustrative Photographer of the Year.
19th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition, FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona. Juror, Barbara Davidson. Honorable Mention for series, "Roses Aging Gracefully," "Tangerine Dystopia," "The Non-Conformist," "Abundance," "Party's Over," "Timeworn."
Budapest International Foto Awards. Bronze Award, Non-Professional Fine Art/Still Life, "Timeworn." Honorable Mention, Non-Professional People, "Alone Together."
Center for Photographic Art 2022 International Juried Exhibition. Carmel, CA. Juror, Paul Kopeikin.
Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI. Juror, Eric Kunsman. 
Professional Photographers of America International Photography Competition. Merit Images, "Diva From Old Hollywood," "Awaiting Judgment."
Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) Silver Award Fine Art/Still Life "Tangerine Dystopia." 
Professional Photographers of San Diego County Illustrative Photographer of the Year.
Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA. Juror, Elizabeth Chubbuck Weinstein. Honorable Mention, "Timeworn."
International Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, San Diego, CA. 1st in class, "Diva From Old Hollywood," 1st in class, "Tangerine Dystopia," 2nd in class, "Balance of Life," 3rd in class, "Living in a Painted World," 4th in class, "Guarded," Sponsor award, "Timeworn."
International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Finalist, "Timeworn."
Once Upon A Frame Gallery, Solana Beach, CA. Solo Exhibition.
Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA. Juror, Jessica Roscio, Ph.D.
Las Lagunas Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (online exhibit).
Lincoln Gallery, Loveland, CO. Honorable Mention, "Timeworn."
Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO. Honorable Mention, "Tangerine Dystopia."
Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ. Juror, William Martin.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY. Jurors, Stephanie Hartshorn and Mark Vinich.
Fotofoto Gallery 17th National Photography Competition. Huntington, NY. Juror, Eileen Rafferty. 
RealArt Gallery, Agoura Hills, CA. Juror, Sylvia White.
Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN. Second Place, Photography, "Timeworn."
Black & White Magazine (US), "Fading Away," Issue 151, February 2022.
Modern Visual Arts Gallery, Bethlehem, PA.
2021
Professional Photographers of San Diego County Illustrative Photographer of the Year.
Professional Photographers of America International Photography Competition. Image of Excellence, "Timeworn." Merit Image, "Patina of Age."
Black & White Magazine (US), "Takeoff," "Out on the Range," "Flamingo."  Issue 147, August 2021. 
D'Art Center, Norfolk, VA. Juror, Anna Isbell, Ph.D.
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