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At the Imperial War Museum

Gaby Wood: Lee Miller

17 December 2015
... and then, though she had lived in London for many years, her American passport allowed her to become one of only four female photojournalists accredited to the US armed forces. With the exception of MargaretBourke-White, the most experienced of them, they all took on male-sounding names: Toni Frissell, Dickey Chappell, Lee Miller. Officials found it hard to deal with free-roving correspondents of either ...
24 August 1995
John Buchan: The Presbyterian Cavalier 
by Andrew Lownie.
Constable, 365 pp., £20, July 1995, 0 09 472500 4
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... in Arab costume: for, as Janet Adam Smith ended her biography, a little maternally, ‘His boy’s dreams were still bright.’ In 1937, John Buchan travelled to the Canadian Arctic. The photographer MargaretBourke-White flew up from New York and left this picture of him, working on the index of his life of Augustus, as he steams northwards down the broad Athabasca. It is to me the essence of the whole ...

Baudelairean

Mary Hawthorne: The Luck of Walker Evans

5 February 2004
Walker Evans 
by James Mellow.
Perseus, 654 pp., £15.99, February 2002, 1 903985 13 7
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... people who had been hardest hit by the Depression. It was to run as a part of a series called ‘Life and Circumstances’. The assignment had an added appeal: Agee would not be obliged to work with MargaretBourke-White, Fortune’s staff photographer, whose work he scorned. He wanted Evans, a photographer he knew and admired. The FSA agreed to lend Evans for the project, but retained its rights to ...

Insouciance

Anne Hollander: Wild Lee Miller

20 July 2006
Lee Miller 
by Carolyn Burke.
Bloomsbury, 426 pp., £12.99, March 2006, 0 7475 8793 0
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... with an American army commission. She and five other women journalists at Brogue now wore military uniform with sensible shoes and a ‘war correspondent’ label. They were nominal colleagues of MargaretBourke-White, the only female photojournalist or writer in the wholly male sphere of combat reporting, but they were still confined to England. Miller’s assignments were to show the hard, masculine ...

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