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Lee Miller, Fire Masks, London, England, 1941 © Lee Miller Archives, England 2016. All Rights Reserved.


Lee Miller – Photographs

Exhibition: March 19 – June 12, 2016
Framework programme: see below
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10-19h, Tuesday closed
The box office closes at 18:30h.
Special opening day: Tuesday, 12 April 2016, all exhibitions will be open 10-19h
Admission: 7 / 5 € (Online Ticket)


Lee Miller (1907-1977) is one of the most versatile USA photographers and photo-journalists of the 20th century. She united opposed genres such as surrealism, fashion, portrait and travel photography, as well as war reporting into her repertoire of works.

The exhibition leads through the photographer’s diverse stations of life in New York, from Paris and Egypt up to Germany. Approximately 100 photographs that are exhibited illustrate Lee Miller’s life from different perspectives: as assistant, muse and partner of Man Ray in Paris in the 1930s; and as a pioneer of art photography and a photo-journalist during the Second World War. Her photographs of Germany’s national-socialist aerial bombardments of London, the liberation of Paris and the concentration camps in Dachau and Buchenwald are ranked amongst the most haunting war documents of the 20th century.

The catalogue of the exhibition is published by the Hatje Cantz Verlag.

Further details about the exhibition at

Organizer: Berliner Festspiele / Martin-Gropius-Bau. An exhibition of the Albertina of Vienna in collaboration with Martin-Gropius-Bau and the Lee Miller Foundation
Curator: Walter Moser

Framework programme

Guided tours

Guided tours through the exhibition “Lee Miller – Photographs”
From March 20, 2016: Every Sunday 15h

Guided lunch tours through the exhibition “Lee Miller – Photographs”
Wednesdays, April 6 + May 4 + June 1, 2016, 13h

Guided Tour for Teachers: Lee Miller – Photographs
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 17h


Antony Penrose: The Legendary Lee Miller
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 11h
Lecture (in English) followed by talk. Free admission.
Venue: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Cinema

Event Details

Lee Miller, Fire Masks, London, England, 1941 © Lee Miller Archives, England 2016. All rights reserved.
Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin