Kunsthalle Erfurt presents images by the legendary Lee Miller captured during the final months of WW2. The showcase continues until 18 October 2020.
Prior to her career as a photographer, Lee Miller (1907–1977) was a sought-after model for artists such as Edward Steichen or George Hoyningen-Huene. In 1929 she left New York for Paris, where she met Man Ray – becoming his romantic partner and creative muse. Both artists experimented with solarisation, and collaborated on numerous projects. Among them was the portfolio Electricité (1931) for the Parisian power company CPDE, in which Miller was the model. In 1944, she was one of just four female photographers to be accredited as an official war correspondent by the US Armed Forces.
It has been 75 years since the photographer, commissioned by Vogue, accompanied American troops during their advance from Normandy to Paris and into Germany, where they discovered the horrors of Nazi atrocities in Buchenwald and Dachau. With the exhibition, ‘Lee Miller: To Believe It’, Kunsthalle Erfurt presents a selection of more than 100 images captured in the course of this almost unimaginable assignment.
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