Boys in the Street, London
© Photograph by Edith Tudor-Hart

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Boys in the Street, London Photographed about 1935 - 1939
Tudor-Hart was one of around thirty German-speaking photographers, many of Jewish origin, who either settled or lived briefly in Britain during the 1930s. Collectively they revolutionised British photography, offering new, often more socially critical, ways of seeing. During her time in Britain, Tudor-Hart’s practice developed a nuanced articulation of social identity, particularly in relation to gender and class. This is a fun image of three adventurous boys perched atop a lamppost armed with toy guns. However, the work takes on a more sinister connotation with the knowledge that the Second World War began not long after this photograph was taken.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 279.61B
  • Medium Modern silver gelatine print from archival negative
  • Size 30.20 x 30.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by Wolfgang Suschitzky 2004