Music Lesson, Camphill School, Bieldside, Aberdeen
© Photograph by Edith Tudor-Hart

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Music Lesson, Camphill School, Bieldside, Aberdeen Photographed 1949
  • Scottish Art
This photograph was taken for a photo essay titled ‘A School Where Love is a Cure’ which appeared in ‘Picture Post’ in 1949. It covered the work of the Camphill School at Bieldside, near Aberdeen. Established in 1940 by an Austrian exile, Karl König, the school offered residential accommodation for children with learning disabilities. Tudor-Hart’s imagery expresses an acute understanding of the experience and ideas that underpinned König’s practice. He stressed the value of a healthy environment and close contact with children who often found it hard to communicate. Only one of these photographs was used in the ‘Picture Post’ spread, which presented a rather romantic vision of the school’s methods.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 279.44B
  • Medium Modern silver gelatine print from archival negative
  • Size 30.20 x 30.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by Wolfgang Suschitzky 2004