When photography prevails over tyranny


Edith Tudor-Hart’s fascinating oeuvre is finally on display in her hometown. 1The photographer – who died in 1973 – grew up in Vienna but left the city during the 1930s, an explosive time as far as political and sociological developments are concerned.

Her impressive portraits of life in the Austrian capital in the 1930s – street vendors, jobless people and the residents of slums – are currently shown at the Wien Museum. Furthermore, the exhibition “Im Schatten der Diktaturen” (In the Shadow of Tyranny) features images taken in London, Wales and northern England.

Tudor-Hart, who supported communist ideas – was born in 1908. She managed an English doctor and fled to Great Britain in 1933. By using the force of photography, Tudor-Hart decried poverty, injustice and imbalances in society.

The exhibit comes around two years after the Wien Museum – which is located at Karlsplatz square in Vienna – presented…

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By penwithlit

Freelance writer and radio presenter

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