Oxford Street, London
© Photograph by Edith Tudor-Hart

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Oxford Street, London Photographed about 1935 - 1939
Along with images of markets, Tudor-Hart took photographs of some of London’s busiest commercial thoroughfares, including this of Oxford Street. Shot from an elevated viewpoint – perhaps from the top of a double-decker bus – she tilts the camera to evoke the dynamism of city life. Tudor-Hart was clearly interested in the contradictions of the 1930s, a decade which also witnessed a growth in consumer culture. However, on their own terms these photographs are rarely successful, lacking the quality of direct exchange with communities and individuals present in much of her other work.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 279.55B
  • Medium Modern silver gelatine print from archival negative
  • Size 30.30 x 30.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by Wolfgang Suschitzky 2004