The Legendary Lee Miller
A Talk by Antony Penrose
Sunday 6 July 2014 @ 2pm in the Hugh Lane Gallery’s Sculpture Hall
Presented by The James Joyce Centre Dublin in partnership with PhotoIreland
Free event, no booking required
Presented in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition at the James Joyce Centre, Lee Miller in James Joyce’s Dublin, Antony Penrose provides an insightful overview on the incredible career of his mother, American photographer, Lee Miller, in the beautiful surrounds of the Hugh Lane Gallery’s Sculpture Hall.
Miller began as a fashion model and freelance photographer for Condé Nast in the 1920’s and later collaborated as an artist and model with Man Ray in Paris. She next travelled to Egypt in the 1930’s and, after returning to Europe, became one of the few female war correspondents during the Second World War. Miller’s work with Vogue Magazine, spanned from 1939 – 1953, and included covering the London Blitz, the battle of Saint Malo, the liberation of Paris and the concentration camps, Buchenwald and Dachau. It was after the war, while still working with Vogue in 1946 that Lee Miller created the images of Dublin that make up the exhibition in the James Joyce Centre.
Following the success of his sold out talk which opened this year’s Bloomsday Festival, the James Joyce Centre is delighted to give the public an opportunity to experience Antony’s remarkable and moving presentation. With the generous support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin City Council and the Hugh Lane Gallery.