Lee Miller began her career after being pulled out of the path of a vehicle by mega-publisher Conde Montrose Nast. She graced the cover of Vogue at the age of 19. But she quickly grew from model to photographer, convincing a well-known photographer to be her teacher (despite him adamantly stating that he didn't take students).
She had just settled in England when the country entered the Second World War which opened the door for her to become one of the few female war photographers of her time.
Read more about her life and work in this article.
The Vogue Model Who Photographed World War II - and Became a Surrealist Icon
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