about 

 

Who I Am

 

Cotton Miller is a Photographer and Graphic Designer . Cotton is a graduate of the 2013 inaugural class of the MFA - Photography and New Media program at Lesley University College of Art and Design, created by program Director Christopher James. Cotton's work runs the entire spectrum, from one of the first photographic processes, to digital multimedia. Cotton was featured as one of "Six Art School Grads to Watch" in 2013 in The Boston Globe.

Before getting his MFA in Boston, Cotton was the Digital Lab Manager at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in Santa Fe, NM. Cotton is an artist, craftsman, and educator. Because of his wide range of knowledge, Cotton brings simplicity to Digital technology, while connecting to Artistic  tradition both through explanation, and execution. Cotton has worked with some of the world's best and brightest in the fields of photography, art, and education, and seeks to connect the traditions imparted to current and future generations.

 

NicaPhoto

 

Cotton Miller  joined the Board of Directors of NicaPhoto in 2016.

 

NicaPhoto is a 501(c)3 non profit organization in Nagarote, Nicaragua. The mission of NicaPhoto is to empower disadvantaged children and their families living in the poorest barrios of Nicaragua, allowing them to reach their full potential, and in doing so, to break the cycle of extreme poverty.

 

NicaPhoto began in 2005 as a series of photography workshops for disadvantaged youth in Nagarote, Nicaragua. The idea was to give young people access to the creative tools needed to express their stories and discover their artistic vision.  Looking through the lens, or on the screen, gave them the opportunity to see their world in a different way. The workshops were a huge success, and since that time NicaPhoto has grown to be a comprehensive, holistic youth development project with photography and other arts as a core part of our programming. The photography classes are designed to build self-confidence, creative expression, critical thinking and artistic sensibility.

 

NicaPhoto has partnered with, Christopher James, University Professor and Director of the MFA Program at Lesley University, in order to realize a long time dream of having professional, high quality teaching artists expose our children to the world of photography and art. In 2016 Alicia Turbitt, an MFA student at Lesley University and Cotton Miller, a graduate of Lesley both participated in our first Artist Brigade spending the week in Nicaragua running photography workshops for our children of NicaPhoto.

Ronnie Ellen Maher

Executive Director

 

Board of Directors

 

Samuel Carpenter

Chairman

 

Janet Miranda Ambrosecchio

Secretary

 

Aleyda Caceres

Treasurer

 

Janice Englesbe

Board Member

 

Cotton Miller

Board Member

 

Neesha Rahim

Board Member

 

Nelly Rabinowitz

Board Member

 

James Ross

Board Member

 

 

Advisory Board

 

William Evans

 

Constance Old

 

Val Rossi

 

 

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