Edith Tudor-Hart

Family Group, Stepney, London

About this artwork

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.

  • title:
    Family Group, Stepney, London
  • accession number:
    PGP 279.3B
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  • materials:
    Modern silver gelatine print from archival negative
  • date created:
    Photographed about 1932
  • 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