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After exile, Tudor-Hart continued to use her photography to campaign for better housing, health and welfare. She helped to produce a pamphlet for the National Unemployed Workers Movement in 1935,  to protest against the extravagances of the Silver Jubilee of George V. Her image of a half-starved girl gazing in a bakery window accompanied a text on high mortality rates, poor diet and slum housing in the British working class.  


As an early form of socially-critical documentary photography, Tudor-Hart’s work was exceptional for its time. Focusing on the deep inequalities of working-class life, particularly for women and children, her images offer a direct engagement that stands in contrast to the more distanced approach of most British interwar photographers.  


Edith Tudot-Hart 

Illustration for agitational pamphlet, date unknown 


© Estate of W. Suschitzky 

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