Edith Tudor-Hart

During the 1930s photography became implicated in the vital political and social questions of the era as never before. A key exponent was the Viennese-born photographer Edith Tudor-Hart, who left Austria for Britain after being arrested for her political activities in 1933. Having trained at the Bauhaus she pursued a career as a documentary and portrait photographer, covering issues of poverty, social division and child welfare in Vienna, London, Tyneside, Wales and Scotland.

Tudor-Hart was one of the most significant documentary photographers working in Britain in the 1930s and 1940s. Her photography constitutes a sophisticated realism, marked by its directness and capacity to communicate.

This feature is based on the exhibition of her photographs, which was recently held at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. 

Introduction

Introduction

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Slump: Britain in the 1930s

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