Wow. I found a Lee Miller exhibition via the V&A and am completely in awe of her life and photography. Inspiring, indeed.
Elizabeth ‘Lee’ Miller (23 April 1907 – 21 July 1977) was an American photographer. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York State in 1907, she was a successful fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before going to Paris where she became an established fashion and fine art photographer. During the Second World War, she became an acclaimed war correspondent for Vogue magazine covering event such as the London Blitz, the liberation of Paris, and the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau.
View more of her work via Lee Miller Archives, organized by category: Portraits, Romania, Egypt, Fashion, Paris, New York, WWII and more.
Lee Miller by Man Ray
The Shadow of the Great Pyramid Egypt 1938
Bürgermeister of Leipzig’s daughter, suicide Leipzig Germany, 1945.
Picnic: Nusch and Paul Eluard, Roland Penrose Man Ray, and Ady Fidelin, Île Sainte-Marguerite Cannes, France, 1937.
Portrait of Space 193?
Bombs bursting on the Cité d’Aleth St Malo, 1944.
Lee Miller in Hitler’s bath Munich, 1945.