‘The Road is Wider than Long’ by Roland Penrose

Saturday 11 September 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Photo London, Somerset House
Lee Miller Archives, B06
Ground Floor – East Wing (B)
Strand, London WC2R 1LA

'The Road is Wider than Long', Roland Penrose, 2021

In 1938, as Europe prepared for war, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller made a journey together through the Balkans. On his return to England Roland made a photobook containing a handwritten Surrealist love poem drawn from his memories and pictures from their travels. The following year he would create and print a typeset version based on this book, dedicating it to Lee and adding his own colourful and imaginative illustrations. Today it holds an important place in the history of Surrealist photobooks. This year the Lee Miller Archives has published facsimiles of both versions of his beautiful book.