Project Description

Antony Penrose curator of the Lee Miller Archives, Talbot Green Community Centre, Pontyclun

  • Date:

    Sunday July 21st

  • Talbot Green Community Centre
    93 Clos Springfield
    United Kingdom
    CF72 8FE

  • Royal Photographic  Society 

    Antony Penrose is a photographer and the son of surrealist artist Sir Roland Penrose and the surrealist and war documentary photographer Lee Miller. He is the curator of the Lee Miller Photographic Archives and author of several books.

    The Lee Miller Archives are held at Farleys House and Gallery, Farley Farm, Muddles Green, Chiddingly East Sussex BN8 6HW and Farley Farm can be visited during the summer season. Phone 01825 872691 for opening hours or check the website

    The Lee Miller archive consists of approx 60,000 of her negatives, mainly B&W, manuscripts, captions, notes, letters, her cameras, some personal effects (including her US Army uniform). The archive also contains approx 3,000 images by Sir Roland Penrose and photography by David E Schuerman, Man Ray, Antony Penrose and Andrew Lanyon.

    10.30 DOORS OPEN

    10.45 – 12.15 Morning Session

    10.45 Welcome from South Wales RPS RO David Paskin

    11.00 Antony Penrose will show examples of the work of his mother at different periods of her life and talk about the other artists she was associated with in her life. Lee Miller photographed the Swansea-born poet and broadcaster Dylan Thomas as part of her work for Vogue Magazine.

    12.15 Book signing by Antony Penrose

    12.45 – 13.45 Lunch and Refreshment Break*

    Afternoon session 13.45 – 15.45

    13.45 Raffle Prize Draw

    14.00 Seminar by Antony Penrose about the life and work of Lee Miller and where she lived at different periods of her life. This will include her service in the US Army during the 1939-45 period and will include reference to another female photographer serving with the US Army, Margaret Bourke-White.

    15.00 Q&A from the audience

    15.45 Thanks from South Wales RPS RO David Paskin

    16.00 CLOSE

    * Teas, coffees, cold drinks and biscuits are included in the price. Attendees are asked to bring their own packed lunches

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