“Lee Miller: A Woman’s War,” a new major exhibition at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London, on display until April 24, 2016, highlights Vogue model-turned-WW II photographer Lee Miller’s view of women’s experiences in World War II, on the 70th anniversary of the war’s end.
Elizabeth “Lee” Miller was an American photographer. During the Second World War, she became an acclaimed war correspondent for Vogue, covering events such as the London Blitz, the liberation of Paris, and the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau.
Fire mask Hampstead-London-1941 . Photograph: The Lee Miller Archives.
This exhibition focuses specifically her vision of gender during the conflict, examining the vital role women played throughout the period and the sizeable impact it had on their mobilised position in society.
It includes photographs, objects, works of art and ephemera, many of which have never been displayed before.
Lee Miller in Hitlers bath. Munich
This incredible selection is presented in collaboration with the Lee Miller Archive, and cements her position as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century.
Imperial War Museum
Until April 24, 2016