Lee Miller: A Woman’s War

IWM London

15 October 2015 – 24 April 2016

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The pioneering female photojournalist explores the impact of the Second World War through the eyes of women.

Following a fully fledged career as a model and a student, collaborator and muse to Man Ray, American-born socialite Lee Miller turned her astounding photographic skills to the horrors of combat and destruction during the Second World War.

Anna Leska, Air Transport Auxilliary, Polish pilot flying a spitfire, White Waltham, Berkshire, England 1942 by Lee Miller

Her images of Blitzed London were quickly followed by assignments from Vogue as an official correspondent, documenting field hospitals in Normandy, the horrors of Dachau and Buchenwald, and even Hitler’s own apartment.

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. 

This incredible selection is presented in collaboraition with the Lee Miller Archive, and cements her position as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 6pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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