Lee Miller (1907–1977) entered the photography world in New York as a model to the great photographers of the day such as Steichen, Hoyningen-Huene and Genthe. In 1929 she went to Paris and worked with Man Ray quickly succeeding in establishing her own studio. Returning to New York in 1932, she again set up her own studio for 2 years that was highly successful. In 1937 she met Roland Penrose and in December 1942 she became a correspondent accredited to the US Army. She followed the US troops overseas and was probably the only woman combat photo-journalist to cover the front line war in Europe. Among her many exploits she witnessed the siege of St Malo, Liberation of Paris, fighting in Alsace and the liberation of Buchenwald and Dachau but it is mainly for the witty Surrealist images which permeate all her work that she is best remembered.
war correspondent Lee Miller who covered the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II (U.S. Army Center of Military History), 1943