The round table will consider how the life and work of the surrealist photographer Lee Miller.
This round table will reflect upon the remarkable work of the photographer Lee Miller whose archive is located at Farley Farm in East Sussex. It will consider how her visual practice was driven by notions of personal, artistic and political liberation which set her at the very front of the artistic avant-garde in the 1930 and 1940s. Specifically the conversation will explore her relationship with Paris and how she came to see the city as a unique space of surrealist liberation, in particular through two key moments in her life: as a photographer in Paris between 1929 and 1932 and as a photojournalist who covered the Liberation of Europe 1944 – 45 for Vogue.
This event will be introduced by Professor Mary Krell (Sussex) and chaired by Professor Martin Evans (Sussex).
The speakers will be Ami Bouhassane (Lee Miller Archives), Professor Hanna Diamond (Cardiff), Dr Sarah Dunstan (Queen Mary), Antony Penrose (Lee Miller Archives)
Image: Self portrait with headband, Lee Miller Studios, Inc., New York, USA c.1932 by Lee Miller © Lee Miller Archives, England 2021. All rights reserved. leemiller.co.uk