b. 1907 Poughkeepsie, New York, d. 1977 Chiddingly, Sussex
Elizabeth 'Lee' Miller was a successful fashion model and fashion photographer in Paris during the 1920s, where she became the muse of the artist Man Ray in 1929. While she was in Paris, she began her own photographic studio and became a major participant in the surrealist movement. With the outbreak of the Second World War, Miller ignored pleas that she return to the US and started a new career in photography as the official photographer for Vogue, documenting the Blitz. Miller was accredited to the US Army as a war correspondent for Conde Nast Publications from 1944. Miller’s later life saw her settle in Sussex, but she rarely engaged with the camera. The estate of Lee Miller is represented by Farley Farm House, East Sussex.