Saturday, 1 October 2011

Lee Miller by George Hoyningen Huene

In a small sputter of internet coincidence, I was reminded of this photograph today. It has been one of my favourites ever since I first saw it, when I was twenty-seven, and I had never even heard of George Hoyningen-Huene. I think I barely knew of Lee Miller. Once I did know all about her, the photograph took on a profound sadness, because that sheer, sleek girl in the picture saw things no human eye should ever have to see. In 1945, she was the one of the first photographers to go into Dachau.

Lee Miller


  1. Have you heard her son, Tony Penrose, speak about her? I had to give the vote of thanks after his lecture - afterwards, for the only time in four years of monthly lectures, I had nothing to say about it - it was immensely moving and complete in itself, so I said so, thanked him, and sat down.

  2. Z - that is fascinating. I heard him once, briefly, on the radio and he sounded marvellous.

  3. Z - meant to say: THANK YOU SO MUCH for coming to new blog. :)


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