The Lee Miller Archives, was formed when her son found boxes of her photographs in the attic of her East Sussex home, Farleys, after her death in 1977. Her work as a trail-blazing photographer had been hidden there by her and buried under the post war celebrity cook persona she had re-invented for herself.
Since then, remaining in Lee Miller and Roland Penrose's home, Farleys, we are dedicated to conserving and cataloguing the lifestyle and holding of work by Lee Miller and her associates. To promote scholarship and dissemination of Lee Miller’s work worldwide in a manner commensurate with her artistic and humanitarian principles. We publish, curate, contribute to and exhibit Lee Miller’s work internationally.
We aim to preserve the legacy of Lee Miller for future generations.
We have been selling Fine Archival Gelatin Silver prints, hand printed in Lee Miller’s home, mostly from original negatives, by our estate printer Carole Callow since the early 80s and platinum editions made by 31 studio since the 90s. We were selling through other galleries and our print room was only open by appointment.
When our estate printer retired in 2017 after printing for us for 36 years we decided to close our darkroom and recall our consignments from the majority of galleries representing us so that we could represent Lee Miller’s work more directly. We want to connect more to the photography loving world and feel it is the right time to bring Lee Miller’s work to a wider audience.
Photo London would be the ideal place to launch.