Sandro Miller

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Sandro Miller
Miller in 2018
Born1958 (age 64–65)

Sandro Miller (born 1958),[1] known professionally as Sandro, is an American photographer. He has worked with actor John Malkovich.


In 2001, Miller photographed Cuban Olympic athletes. This project was the first US/Cuban collaboration since the trade embargo began in 1960.

He has made promotional photography for Dance for Life, a Midwest performance-based AIDS fundraiser.[2]

In November 2013 in Morocco, Miller made portraits of local tradesmen, nomadic people, snake charmers, fossil diggers, and Gnawa musicians.

In 2014, he re-created photographs paying homage to photographers in a project titled Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, using John Malkovich as the subject in each image.[3][4]


  • I Can't Accept Not Trying. 1994. ISBN 0-06-251190-4.
  • American Bikers. 1998. ISBN 3-88814-356-X.[5][6]
  • Sandro: Figure E Ritratti. 2002. ISBN 88-8314-181-4.
  • Imagine Cuba 1999-2007. 2008. ISBN 978-88-8158-692-9.
  • El Matador, Joselito: A Pictorial Novel. 2009. ISBN 978-88-8158-771-1.
  • Sandro Raw, Steppenwolf. 2012.
  • Eyes of Morocco. 2014.
  • Finding Freedom. 2015. Photographs by Miller and poems by recently incarcerated individuals living at St. Leonard's Halfway House.[7][8]
  • The Malkovich Sessions. 2016. ISBN 978-0-9962930-3-7.
  • Dance for Life. 2016.


Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • Scavi Scaligeri International Center for Photography, Verona, Italy, October 2002 – January 2003. A retrospective exhibition of personal work.
  • Cuban photographs, including a series of black-and-white portraits of elderly Cubans, Chicago Cultural Center, October–December 2010
  • Provocative Imperfections, Safety-Kleen Gallery at Elgin Community College, October–November 2012. The show included Cuban Portraits, Massa and a selection from Butts & Fronts.
  • Seen/Unseen at Loyola University School of Communications, Chicago, March–August 2013. Work from American Bikers, Atropa, Cuban Portraits, Massa, and Peering In: Images of an Over Stimulated Society.
  • Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, June–August 2016; Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, October–December 2016. Also included 3 short films.[9]

Group exhibitions or at festivals[edit]


  • 2011: Saatchi & Saatchi Best New Director Award, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, for the short video Butterflies featuring John Malkovich
  • 2014: "International Photographer of the Year Award", Lucie Awards, Lucie Foundation
  • 2015: "International Photographer of the Year Award", Lucie Awards, Lucie Foundation, for Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters
  • 2016: Advertising Photographer of the Year, International Photography Awards, for "Advantage Humans" campaign made for the American Cancer Society
  • 2016: Grand-prize International Motion Art Awards winner, AI-AP Big Talkhis, for the short film Hell, starring Malkovich[11]


  1. ^ a b Jonze, Tim (17 February 2021). "John Malkovich as eerie identical twins: Sandro Miller's best photograph". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  2. ^ Marlan, Tori (19 July 2007). "Art: A Different Perspective". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  3. ^ "Sandro Miller does all Malkovich, all the time". Chicago Tribune. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  4. ^ "Being everyone: John Malkovich re-creates iconic photos of Marilyn, Che, Einstein and more". The Guardian. 25 September 2014. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  5. ^ "Incredible Photos Of The Softer Side Of American Bikers". HuffPost. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  6. ^ Wilkinson, Alec (2 July 1995). "AN AMERICAN ATTITUDE". The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  7. ^ "'I Am Free': Former Inmates' Poetry Proves Our Hopes, Fears And Dreams Are Universal". HuffPost UK. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  8. ^ Zhang, Michael (21 February 2015). "Finding Freedom: Portraits and Poems of Former Inmates at a Halfway House". PetaPixel. Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  9. ^ "Sandro Miller. Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters". Lumiere Gallery. Retrieved 2023-07-11.
  10. ^ "Sandro Miller". Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  11. ^ "AI-AP - Motion Arts Pro » International Motion Art Awards: Sandro Miller". Retrieved 2023-07-10.

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