Photographer’s images fuel his academic career

‘Through my lens’ features bridges as symbols of career development

8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
By Robert Milner (click photo to see larger version) 

Robert Milner, PhD, has been taking pictures for more than 50 years, since he was given a camera for his twelfth birthday. Among his responsibilities as associate vice provost for professional development in the Office of Faculty Affairs, Dr. Milner helps mentor faculty and he often sees links between his choices of photo subjects and the messages he attempts to convey to those he is guiding. Milner, who is also professor of neurology, will be showing his work in the Lamar Soutter Library in the latest installment of the Artist in Residence series.


“The exhibition includes several photographs of bridges: for me, a bridge is an image of career development, illustrating what is necessary to help someone get from where they are now to where they want to be,” said Milner in his artist’s biography for the exhibit. 

‘Through my lens’ will be on display on the first floor of the library from Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Friday, Oct.11, with an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m.

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