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. Her work as a war photographer is perhaps that for which she is best remembered - in fact she was among the 20th century's most important photographers on the subject. 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 Miller's photographs, many previously unpublished, are accompanied by extended captions that place the images within the context of women's roles within the landscape of war.
Hilary Roberts is the Imperial War Museum Curator of Photography. Antony Penrose is Lee Miller's son. Among his other titles are The Lives of Lee Miller, a biography of his mother, and the children's book The Boy Who Bit Picasso.
The Ubiquitous Image: Antony Penrose * A Woman's War: Hilary Roberts * 1. Women in Wartime Britain 1939-1944 * 2. Women in Wartime Europe: 1944-1945 * 3. Women and the Aftermath of War * 4. Chronology for Lee Miller: 1900-1977