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Lee Miller; war photographer.

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Tegan Sun 01-Feb-15 22:18:10

She was a terrible mother, as she suffered from PTSD and turned to drink but her son [who felt he never knew his mother] found thousands of negatives in the loft when he was searching for a photo of him when he was a baby [that wasn't mentioned at the exhibition]. There's also a one hour film talking about her work but we ran out of time; going back next week to watch it.

Soutra Sun 01-Feb-15 21:45:28

I remember an exhibition of her work at the Edinburgh Museum of Modern Art some years ago at the Festival. An amazing woman!

Tegan Sun 01-Feb-15 19:29:56

I've just got back from an exhibition of her war photographs. I'd never heard of her before, but she was an beautiful fashion model who then became a photographer and then a war photographer with the Allied troops after D Day. I can't do a link, but her photos are stunning and incredibly moving[but, be warned, they are very graphic].