Beautiful, bewitching and an exceptionally good photographer, Lee Miller was one of life’s adventurers.
She became a Vogue cover girl in 1920s New York before embracing Paris, photography and Surrealism, and then dramatically changed her life yet again, reinventing herself as a war correspondent, notably covering the liberation of Dachau.
These are but three of the many lives of Lee Miller, intimately recorded here by her son, Antony Penrose. Featuring a selection of Miller’s finest work, including portraits of her friends Picasso, Tanning and Ernst, Penrose’s tribute to his mother brings to life a uniquely talented woman and the turbulent times in which she lived.
'Antony Penrose lovingly and entertainingly pulls together the diverse threads of his mother’s remarkable life'
'A fascinating revelation of an adventurous and protean spirit'
'A marvellously balanced narrative'
'Eminently readable and thoroughly enjoyable'
British Journal of Photography