A Photographer between War and Glamour
10.6. — 24.9.2023
Photographer, model, muse, Surrealist, war correspondent: Lee Miller (1907–1977) is one of the twentieth century’s most versatile artists. The Bucerius Kunst Forum will dedicate an extensive exhibition to her photographic oeuvre, with around 150 photographs from the period from 1929 to 1951.
Initially employed as a model at Vogue, Miller moved behind the camera in the 1930s. She was an influential muse to the Surrealist Man Ray – but then left him to pursue her own career. Miller relished flouting conventions both privately and professionally and followed her own unique path as an artist, portrait photographer and war reporter. Still unforgotten today are the photographs she took of the liberated concentration camps, in which she impressively documented the horror and madness of the last days of the Second World War.
The exhibition is created in collaboration with the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich.