Phylogeny Light
Bucky Miller

Phylogeny Light, a chapbook and site-specific installation, tracks one woozy step in the evolution of an idea about photographing animals, an idea which currently resides somewhere between “photographs are like raccoons” and “anything can be an animal and everything can be a photograph.” Originating from a desire to fail at photographing every single animal on earth, the work compresses fragments of photography’s past, present, and future into a weird menagerie of apes, dogs, and Walker Evans, who is now a cow from one of his own pictures.

Bucky Miller
is an internationally-exhibited artist and writer and a 2018 recipient of the Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship.  His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at spaces such as the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and in numerous group exhibitions. His first self-published book, The Picture of the Afghan Hound, was selected as one of photo-eye’s best photobooks of 2016. Miller’s work has also been featured in publications like n+1, Der Greif, The Believer, and spot.  He earned an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin, during which time he temporarily resided in London as part of an exchange with the Royal College of Art program in sculpture. In 2018 he attended the Recycled Artist in Residency program in Philadelphia, PA.  Bucky is from Phoenix, AZ but currently lives in Houston, TX.