Lee Miller A Woman's War

Lee Miller

A Woman's War

(In association with the Imperial War Museum)
  1. Hilary Roberts
  2. Introduction by Antony Penrose
  • ISBN 9780500518182
  • 28.00 x 23.00 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 224pp
  • With 156 illustrations
  • First published 2015

The story beyond the battlefields of the Second World War through Miller’s extraordinary photographs of the women whose lives were affected

‘A magnificent biography’ – Literary Review
'Proof that the photograph is often more powerful and intense than the moving image'– 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’– Independent
'Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words … tells the story of this remarkable woman with great frankness' – The Times
'A significant addition to the current scholarship … a welcome addition to our understanding of this brave woman and outstanding photographer'– Burlington Magazine

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.

Lee Miller A Woman's War

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 Miller’s photographs, many previously unpublished, are accompanied by extended captions that place the images within the context of women’s roles within the landscape of war.

Published to coincide with Lee Miller: A Woman’s War at
the Imperial War Museum