IWM London presents Lee Miller: A Woman’s War, a major exhibition depicting women’s experience of the Second World War by acclaimed photographer Lee Miller.
2015 marks 70 years since the end of the Second World War. When war broke out in 1939, women embarked on a continuous process of change and adaptation. For some, including Miller herself, the war brought a form of emancipation and personal fulfillment, but its many privations caused widespread suffering. Miller’s photography of women in Britain and Europe during this period reflects her unique insight as a woman and as a photographer capable of merging the worlds of art, fashion and photojournalism in a single image.
This major exhibition traces Miller’s remarkable career as a photographer for Vogue Magazine and for the first time addresses her vision of gender. Miller was one of only four female professional photographers to be accredited as US official war correspondents during the Second World War. Recognised today as one of the most important female war photographers of the 20th century, through her work Miller offers an intriguing insight into the impact of conflict on women’s lives, detailing their diverse experiences and her own world view.
Lee Miller: A Woman’s War is sponsored by Barclays and produced in collaboration with the Lee Miller Archives.
Lee Miller: A Woman’s War, IWM London, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ, 15 October 2015 – 24 April 2016.
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1. Lee Miller, FFI Worker, Paris, France, 1944. © Lee Miller Archives, England 2014. All rights reserved.