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Published On: Fri, Mar 1st, 2013 at 1:28pm

New photography exhibition at the Portrait Gallery

A new photography exhibition opens at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery tomorrow.

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.


2 MARCH 2013 – 26 MAY 2013
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JD
Admission free

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Founding Editor of The Edinburgh Reporter.
Edinburgh-born multimedia journalist, and always available for freelance work.
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