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Lee Miller: A Woman’s War
Hilary Roberts

  • Wednesday 15 June 2016, 7.00PM to 7:50pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
  • Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (map|getting to campus)
  • Wheelchair accessible

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Lee Miller is recognised today as one of the most important female war photographers of the 20th century.  Join Hilary Roberts, author of Lee Miller: A Woman’s War, as she traces Miller’s remarkable career as a photographer for Vogue Magazine during World War Two.

Hilary, who recently curated a major exhibition on Miller for the Imperial War Museum, considers how the photographer’s work helps us understand the impact of modern conflict on women’s lives. 

About the speaker

Hilary Roberts is the Imperial War Museum Research Curator of Photography. She studied at the University of Sussex, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg i. Breisgau, Germany and University College London before joining the Imperial War Museum Photograph Archive as a junior curator in 1980.  She was appointed to her current role in 2013.

As a specialist in the history of war photography, Hilary works closely with historic collections as well as photographers covering conflict today. She has numerous broadcasts and publications to her name, including The Great War: A Photographic Narrative (Jonathan Cape/Knopf, 2013), a highly praised overview of photography in World War One.  In addition to Lee Miller: A Woman’s War, her major exhibition projects include Don McCullin: Shaped by War (2010-2012) and Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War (2012), both for the Imperial War Museum.


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