The memory of war and conflict owes a lot to photographers. Their courage is invaluable in gathering images from warzones that the press can use to give the public an idea of what is going on in the conflict.
American photographer and former model Lee Miller was an established fashion journalist through the 1920s. However, after moving to London upon the outbreak of World War II, she became interested in war photography and became the official war photographer for Vogue. Below are some of the finest images taken in her career as a photojournalist:
Lee Miller: A Woman’s War opens at IWM London on 15 October 2015. For tickets and info visit iwm.org.uk. The exhibition is accompanied by a major illustrated book Lee Miller: A Woman’s War by Hilary Roberts, featuring 156 illustrations and published by Thames & Hudson on 5 October 2015, £29.95 hardback.
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