FIC: The Age of Light by by Whitney Scharer

April: Fiction Pick

This is a work of fiction based on the life of Lee Miller, an American woman, who went to France in the 1930’s.  She had a successful career as a high fashion model in the US before she went to Europe, but she wanted to reinvent herself as a photographer, not a subject of photographs.  She became an assistant to Man Ray, part of the artist scene in Paris, and eventually became a war photographer, moving with the American troops and documenting the concentration and other war atrocities.  This novel dwells on her difficulties being a woman and gaining respect for more than her beauty, in a man’s world. A good read.


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