Family Group, Stepney, London
© Photograph by Edith Tudor-Hart

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Family Group, Stepney, London Photographed about 1932
Tudor-Hart worked extensively amongst working-class communities in East and North London, photographing children on the streets and families in their homes. She was part of a larger movement on the left concerned about the effect of widespread slum housing. However, Tudor-Hart’s imagery is rarely merely propaganda and her ability to connect with those she photographs – often women and children – is evident. This complex photograph explores the photographer’s relationship to her subjects. Shot deliberately through the window it emphasises her voyeurism, thus limiting the sentimental impact of the image.

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Voyeurism

Sexual pleasure gained from secretly watching other people naked or in sexual situations.

Voyeurism

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 279.3B
  • Medium Modern silver gelatine print from archival negative
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  • Credit Presented by Wolfgang Suschitzky 2004