Nomad woman and child, Nakchu, Tibetan Autonomous Region, 2000.

Daniel Miller



I bought my first camera, a Canon FTB, in November 1974 just before going to Nepal as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  I have been using Canon cameras ever since and still have not gone digital -- I continue to use a manual Canon F-1 and 35mm film.

I currently live and work in Manila, Philippines.  Previously, I lived and worked in India for over four years and before that in Afghanistan.   My work involves designing and managing agriculture, economic growth and rural development projects.  My work provides me the opportunity to travel in the Philippines and experience, first hand, the socio-economic challenges facing the island nation.  I have worked previously in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Tibet.

I have a Masters’ degree in Forestry from the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana and am trained as a rangeland ecologist.  I grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota and worked for many years as a cowboy in Montana and my personal and professional interest is with the wildlife and nomadic pastoralists of the Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau.  I have used photography to help illustrate my work among nomads.   A photographic essay, Drokpa: Nomads of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya, with 108 black and white images, was published in 2008 by Vajra Publications, Kathmandu.  I have self-published a number of photographic books on

Prints are available for exhibition, publication or sale. 

You can contact me directly, at this email:

If you are in Manila, please stop by for a visit to see my work.