Join moderator Kathy Schultenover for a discussion of Whitney Scharer’s book The Age of Light. Parnassus Book Club meetings are free and open to anyone. Buy the book, read the book and join the discussion.
“I’d rather take a photograph than be one,” former Vogue model Lee Miller declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to user her only as a model, Lee persuades him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. As they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined.
Lee’s journey of self-discovery takes her from cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during World War II. Through it all, she must grapple with the question of whether it’s possible to stay true to herself while also fulfilling her artistic ambition - and what she will have to sacrifice to do so.