Edith Tudor-Hart

Austrian (1908 - 1973)
Edith Tudor-Hart & Wolfgang Suschitzky Ferris Wheel, Vienna About 1931 (negative) © The Estate of Edith Tudor-Hart

Biography

Born 1908
Died 1973
Nationality Austrian

Edith Tudor-Hart, née Suschitzky, was one of the most significant documentary photographers working in Britain in the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Vienna, she grew up in radical Jewish circles. Edith married Alex Tudor-Hart, a British doctor, and the pair moved to England. There she worked as a documentary photographer, closely associated with the Communist Party, compiling a remarkable archive of images of working people in London and later, the south of Wales. Although still active in the 1950s, the difficulties of finding work as a woman photographer led eventually to Tudor-Hart abandoning photography altogether.

Glossary terms

  • A style of photographs that presents straightforward records of events, people and places, often recording important historical or political moments.

  • Prints made in silver bromide or chloride carried in a layer of gelatine on paper.