2012. március 4., vasárnap
A Model Photographer - Lee Miller - the only woman photo-reporter active in combat areas
Lee Miller was a great American beauty. That may be stating the obvious when you look at photos of her, but beauty is central to her story: it was her passport to the glamorous and artistic worlds she plunged into between the world wars. Picasso made six paintings of her; Man Ray photographed her hundreds of times. A Parisian designer created the perfect champagne glass in the shape of her breast. But she was that rarity who not only beguiled the camera but was ambitious and talented enough to go behind it. She became a successful photographer—and one of the few women journalists to cover World War II. Quintessentially modern, she was a self-invented feminist who broke the rules and didn't give a damn what anyone thought. Yet her saga is as sad as it is triumphant. In a letter to one of her many lovers, she described her life as "a water-soaked jig-saw puzzle, drunken bits that don't match in shape or design."