Thursday, November 6, 2008

Lee Miller

Man Ray - Lee Miller


Man Ray, Electricity - Lee Miller, 1931

Lee Miller, Self Portrait in Headband, New York, 1923

Lee Miller, Untitled (Exploding Hand), Paris, 1930

Lee Miller, The suicided Burgermeister's Daughter, Leipzig, Germany, 1945

Lee Miller, Facing the Firing Squad, Budapest, Hungary, 1946

Lee Miller, Women with Fire Masks, Downshire Hill, London, 1941

Lee Miller, Lee Miller and Pablo Picasso - Liberation of Paris, 1944

was an American photographer.
She was a successful fashion model in New York in the 1920s, Man Ray's muse, before going to Paris where she became an established fashione and fine art photographer. 
During the Second World War, she became an acclaimed war correspondent for Vogue covering events such as th London Blitz, the liberation of Paris, and the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau.
She was of great beauty and talent, two virtues depicted through her photography.

There is a Lee Miller retrospective at the Jeu De Paume in Paris at this moment.
I strongly suggest, if you're in Paris, to go and see this exibit.
It ends on the 4th of january.

Lee Miller
April 23, 1907 - July 21, 1977

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