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Lee Miller: Nurses

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Fitzrovia Chapel / London / Art

The photographer Elizabeth “Lee” Miller was tough. She was born in 1907 in Poughkeepsie, was raped at seven, and was kicked out of almost every school she attended. All the while she modeled for her father, an amateur photographer. In 1927, when Condé Nast laid eyes on the ravishingly beautiful Miller, he walked her into Vogue where she became the magazine’s model of the moment. Two years later she took herself to Paris, where she met her match—Man Ray. She approached him and said “My name is Lee Miller, and I’m your new student.” The tumultuous love affair led to many things, and by W.W. II Miller was a war correspondent documenting The Blitz, D-Day, and the atrocities in concentration camps. This exhibition consists of 12 images from the war, centered around nurses. It begins with photographs taken in Oxford, and moves through France, Austria, and Germany. —E.C.

Fitzrovia Chapel 2 Pearson Square, London W1T 3BF, United Kingdom
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