The Site of Vernon D. Miller’s 1978 Photographs of the Shroud of Turin

Frequently Asked Questions

The Shroud of Turin is a linen cloth approximately three and a half feet by fourteen feet. This cloth displays the blood marked image of a naked man who carries the same wounds of torture and crucifixion as described in the Gospel of John which tells of the passion and death of Jesus.

These photographs were taken by Vernon D. Miller in 1978.

The Shroud is currently at the Turin Cathedral in Italy.

Vernon Miller was a world-wide renowned scientific photographer of the historic Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. One of the finest photographers of his time, Vernon Miller was designated as the official scientific photographer of the 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project, Inc.-STURP. This team of scientists spent more than 120 hours conducting tests on the Shroud.

Vernon Miller has brought to light some of the clearest and most beautiful positive images of the Man of the Shroud through his high contrast negatives. Through his 35 mm micrographs of the image fibers, he has revealed the unique building blocks of the image. And through white and ultraviolet light colored transparencies, he has made evident the precise imagery of the wounds and blood marks of the Man of the Shroud.

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