Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Art of Lee Miller

A video by Tony Penrose, son of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose, introduces some of her work and remembers life with her at Farley Farm, Sussex, on the Guardian website.

" The Art of Lee Miller" exhibition is on at the V&A till January 6 2008

Lee Miller was one of the grreatest photographers of the 20th Century:
"In 1940 she became a freelance photographer for 'Vogue' and later war correspondent. She was the only woman in combat photojournalism in Europe during the Second World War. The magazine published Miller's searing dispatches including reports on the Liberation of Paris, the siege of St Malo, the death camps in Dachau and Buchenwald and the banality of Hitler's apartment in Munich. After the war Miller married Roland Penrose and returned to portraiture, concluding her career with a humorous series titled 'Working Guests' photographing famous artists, including Picasso, on their farm in Sussex."