Lee Miller became well-known by starting out as a model. She was spotted crossing a Manhattan street by a the founder of Vogue and rose to instant fame. When she moved to Paris, she branched into photography as the assistant for Man Ray. Miller also acted as his lover and muse. To allow Man Ray to focus on his painting, she assumed many of his fashion photography jobs and therefore is uncredited for a large bulk of her work. In 1934 she married an Egyptian businessman and travelled to Cairo for three years. She retired back to Paris when she met another lover and future husband. She did not professional promote her work during this time in Cairo or afterwards but many of her works have been discovered and celebrated since then. When World War II broke out, she was in London and became a photojournalist, documenting the concentration camps in Germany.
The Girl Project explores the lives of American teenage girls by putting them behind the camera to document themselves. Using disposable cameras, girls 13-18 photograph their lives as only they know and understand it.
GET YOUR PICS ON THIS BLOG!
There are two ways to share your photos. First, you have to become a participant in The Girl Project. E-mail me and I’ll send you a disposable camera. Once you return it to me, all the photos on the camera will be considered for a blog posting (and The Girl Project website and future book). Second, (only after returning your TGP camera) you can submit new work that you would like to share. E-mail me a low resolution version of your photo (72dpi, 5x7in) and it will be considered for the blog. If it is selected I’ll post it and write about it… and ask you to write about too.
Already returned your TGP camera? Then you’re all set. E-mail a low res file today!