Part of saying goodbye to Edinburgh again – as I leave on Friday to return to Block Island – is a belated rush to try to see all the stuff I meant to get round to. This morning I was at the Portrait Gallery and found myself stunned by an exhibition of photography by Edith Tudor-Hart, a person I had never previously heard about. Why Not? Well who knows the answer to that, but if anyone should get the chance to view her work, mainly from 1930’s, it is both beautiful and thought-provoking.
She was interested in inequality, poverty and the lives of children. She was political, a communist and/or socialist. She clearly cared deeply about others. She worked to try to bring thoughts about unemployment and poverty to others.
This picture is taken from the Portrait gallery website. There are lots more to be found via google if you are nowhere near Edinburgh. But, if you are near enough, the exhibition does a great job of conveying her interests and her photo-journalism, as well as giving us a chance to see the photos, and wonder what they tell us about that time.
I found myself asking the simple question: Do we ever learn anything from history? Sidey’s weekly challenge this week was “the question”.
- Edith Tudor-Hart: In the Shadow of Tyranny (jayclappphotography.wordpress.com)
- Edith Tudor-Hart: In the shadow of tyranny (aoboca.wordpress.com)