Tudor-Hart’s approach was influenced by the worker-photography movement of the 1920s, which advocated social realist documentary from a working-class perspective.
In Vienna, she turned her camera towards those made homeless after the First World War. She continued to focus on social inequality in London during the 1930s. Two early photo-essays published in the Austrian magazine, Der Kuckuck, captured the bleak poverty of Whitechapel and Caledonian market. Photographs of former soldiers begging on London streets mirrored her earlier work in Vienna.