Arriving in Britain just as war was declared Lee Miller, an American with no permit to work, used her camera as her principle means of combat during World War II. Before she left Britain to report in Europe she covered the Blitz, documenting civilians braving the destruction around them and their contributions to the war effort, as well as photographing wartime fashion, camouflage and the women working in the armed forces on the home front.
Ami Bouhassane is the granddaughter of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. She is trustee of the Lee Miller Archives and codirector of The Penrose Collection and Farleys House & Gallery.
5.75 x 7 x .5 in.