Edith Tudor-Hart: Quiet Radicalism

2 Mar 2013 – 4 May 2013

Event times

10.30-5.30 Tuesday-Sunday

Cost of entry


Open Eye Gallery

Liverpool, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • The nearest bus station is at Liverpool ONE, but some buses drop off at the Pier Head, right next door to the gallery. Merseytravel has details of local bus services.
  • By train We are 20 minutes walk from Lime Street station ' Liverpool's mainline railway station. James Street station, served by Wirral Line trains, is a two minute walk. Moorfields station, served by the Northern and Wirral Lines, is a five minute w

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Austrian born Edith Tudor-Hart (1908 ' 1973) was a photographer, communist-sympathiser and spy for the Soviet Union, who used photography as a tool to communicate her political ideas. She studied photography at the Bauhaus and fled Vienna in 1933 to escape persecution for Communist activities and her Jewish background.

Tudor-Hart's exhibition will take place in the Archive Gallery alongside Mishka Henner's exhibition, and is culled from Open Eye's extraordinary holding of Tudor-Hart's images in its permanent Archive. The exhibition focuses on several key periods in Tudor-Hart's practice: Aerial and street-view scenes document political upheaval in Vienna prior to Tudor-Hart's departure for England; the industrial landscapes and working life of Rhondda Valley's coal mining community in South Wales; and the care and education of disabled children at the previous Fountain Hospital in London.

The exhibition encapsulates the social and political concerns at the centre of Tudor-Hart's practice, playing tribute to an incredible and almost forgotten photographer whose work warrants serious reflection.

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