Lee Miller: A Woman's War
'Proof that the photograph is often more powerful and intense than the moving image.' Observer - Books of the Year
Lee Miller photographed innumerable women during her career, first as a fashion photographer and then as a journalist during the Second World War, documenting the social consequences of the conflict, particularly the impact of the war on women across Europe. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, Lee Miller: A Woman's War tells the story beyond the battlefields of the Second World War by way of Miller's extraordinary photographs of the women whose lives were affected.
Introductions by Hilary Roberts and Antony Penrose, Lee Miller's son, precede Miller's work, which is divided into chronological chapters. Miller's photographs, many previously unpublished, are accompanied by extended captions that place the images within the context of women's roles within the landscape of war.
- Author: Hilary Roberts, Imperial War Museum Research Curator of Photograph
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Date published: October 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0500518182
- Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 23.9 x 2.5 cm
'The story is so dramatic it transcends any fiction. Her path was controversial, imaginative, accomplished, and in many ways profoundly sad, an emotional roller-coaster. But the legacy is astonishing, as more and more of her achievement as a photographer is revealed' - The Arts Desk
'Proof that the photograph is often more powerful and intense than the moving image' - The Observer - Books of the Year
'Highlighting the story beyond the battlefields, this is a fascinating collection of images and a fitting tribute to one of the 20th century's most important photographers' - The Independent
'Miller's photographs are remarkable in breadth. She went from photographing servicewomen in Britain to covering the siege of St Malo in 1944, and broke many barriers, both for herself and for the women who have followed in her wake' - The Telegraph