Edith Tudor-Hart

Woman and Child, Camphill School, Bieldside, Aberdeen

About this artwork

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. König’s theory of “curative education” placed emphasis on community, a value he felt was expressed in his own history as a refugee from fascism. His care was in great demand: by 1949 the school housed seventy-five staff and 180 pupils. The article’s explanation of Camphill’s work was progressive for the time and brought to public attention issues that were usually ignored outside professional circles.

  • title:
    Woman and Child, Camphill School, Bieldside, Aberdeen
  • accession number:
    PGP 279.43B
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  • materials:
    Modern silver gelatine print from archival negative
  • date created:
    Photographed 1949
  • measurements:
    30.20 x 30.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Presented by Wolfgang Suschitzky 2004
  • copyright:
    © Copyright held jointly by Peter Suschitzky, Julia Donat & Misha Donat

Edith Tudor-Hart

Owen Logan

Edith Tudor-Hart

Owen Logan