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"The personality of the photographer, his approach, is really more important than his technical genius"—Lee Miller

Lee Miller lived an extraordinary life.  Born in upstate New York in 1907, she would later model for Vogue magazine, work as a professional photographer, explore Surrealism with Man Ray in Paris, become a war photographer in WWII, travel widely, and know many of the most important artists of the 20th Century. But above all the fascinating lives she led (and the price she paid), Lee Miller was a great photographer.

Presently on view at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor Museum is “Man Ray/Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism.”  Any opportunity to see Lee Miller’s (and Man Ray’s) work first-hand, should be taken. Lee Miller’s work, perhaps not as famous as many of her contemporaries, nevertheless, stands the test of time. She left us a beautiful legacy. The exhibition runs until October 14th. —Lane Nevares

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