The Easel

The presence and absence of Lee Miller

The re-evaluation of Lee Miller continues. Art history remembers her as a model to Man Ray. However, the posthumous discovery of her photographic work makes clear that she was much more. Her early work explored surrealism, followed by photojournalism in WWII and, after that, fashion photography.  She reportedly said, “I looked like an angel, but I was a fiend inside”.