Edith Tudor-Hart: In the Shadow of Tyranny

February 27, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers | 0 Comments |
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From 2 March - 26 May 2013, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of the works of Edith Tudor-Hart. As one of the most important female photographers to have ever worked in the UK, Edith Tudor-Hart lived through and documented some of the most significant political events of the 20th century,  covering inter-war Vienna, Britain during the Great Slump of the 1930s and post-WW2 child welfare in the UK. The exhibition, “In the Shadow of Tyranny,” contains more than 80 images, many of which have never been shown before, and includes film footage, Tudor-Hart’s scrapbook and a selection of her published stories in books and magazines. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Gallery is located at 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JD.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery Press Release

PHOTO CALL Thursday 28th February 11.30am, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

EDITH TUDOR-HART: IN THE SHADOW OF TYRANNY
2 MARCH 2013 – 26 MAY 2013
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JD

Admission free

Edith Tudor-Hart was one of the most important female photographers to have worked in the UK. She lived through and documented some of the most significant political events of the 20th century,  covering inter-war Vienna, Britain during the Great Slump of the 1930s and post-WW2 child welfare in the UK.

Based on extensive new research, Edith Tudor-Hart: In the Shadow of Tyranny, is the first complete presentation of the photographer’s work. It contains over 80 images, many of which have never been shown before, and includes film footage, Tudor-Hart’s scrapbook and a selection of her published stories in books and magazines. Having trained at the Bauhaus she pursued a career as a documentary and portrait photographer, covering issues of poverty, social division and child welfare in Vienna, London, Tyneside, Wales and Scotland.

Tudor-Hart’s 100-year-old brother, the celebrated photographer and cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky is attending the photo call.


Photograph: Child Staring into Bakery Window, London by Edith Tudor-Hart



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