Every Ash Wednesday for the past 22 years, award-winning fine art photographer and Guggenheim Fellow Greg Miller has carried a giant 8×10 film camera around New York City making street portraits of people who have the cross shaped smudges of ash on their foreheads.

The BTS Center and the Maine Council of Churches welcomed Greg to present a lecture and slideshow of his Ash Wednesday portraits – many of which have now been collected in the book Unto Dust, published by L’Artiere Editions.

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Another profile of the Unto Dust project

Greg was interviewed about this Ash Wednesday photography project in 2018 on NPR: “On Streets Of New York, The Penitent Pause For A Portrait.”