Learning and Teaching Coordinator Dr Lynn Hilditch explores the work of photographer Lee Miller in a new book.
Based on her PhD thesis, Lee Miller, Photography, Surrealism and the Second World War: From Vogue to Dachau, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, focuses on Miller's Second World War photographs interpreting them as Surrealism-inspired artefacts or 'surreal documentary'.
The book focuses on Miller's work as a staff photographer at Vogue magazine during the war, for which she contributed photo-essays on conflict in a magazine that was normally fashion-orientated.
Exploring the role of the war photograph as a 'modern memorial', the book looks at Miller’s representation of women in war, including her images of the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS); her artistic interpretation of the destruction of the London Blitz; and an analysis of her photographs of the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau.
A book launch, organised by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, will take place on Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 1pm in EDEN 014. Lunch will be included. All welcome to attend.