Edition 2022



The show focuses on one of the most intense and productive periods in the life of American photographer Lee Miller (1907–1977). Between 1932 and 1945, she was a portraitist, head of her own studio in New York (1932– 1934), a fashion and advertising photographer for perfume and cosmetic brands (1932–1945) and a war photographer (1942–1945) whose images of Dachau and Buchenwald are especially well known. Miller effortlessly moved between milieus and was concerned with the exchange value of her work. The exhibition explores her vibrant career and fleshes out the portrait of a woman often remembered only for her collaboration with American artist Man Ray and her close ties with the Surrealists in the 1920s.

Exhibition curator: Gaëlle Morel.
With the collaboration of the Lee Miller Archives.

With the help of Condé Nast.

Special thanks to the Pinault Collection, the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris – Palais Galliera, Tirza True Latimer.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture