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Issue No. 2342

Edith Tudor-Hart—In the Shadow of Tyranny

Photographer Edith Tudor?Hart left her native Austria for Britain after being arrested as a Communist in 1933.

She had trained at the radical Bauhaus in Germany and took documentary and portrait photographs.

She focused on poverty, inequality and child welfare in Vienna, London, Tyneside, Wales and Scotland.

She also worked as a spy for Russia in both Austria and Britain.

The exhibition includes black and white photographs capturing the political atmosphere of Vienna between the wars, Britain in the 1930s and children after the war.

2 March−26 May 2013, Free,
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Invisible Romans

Robert Knapp looks for ways to put the lives of ancient Rome’s ordinary people into view.

The lives of freedmen and slaves who lived during the first three centuries of the Roman Empire are displayed instead of the emperors of Michael Gove’s wet dreams.

Up to 60 million people lived out their lives in an empire dominated by “a tiny, self-perpetuating elite that was limited and defined by wealth, tradition, blood and power”.

Simon Basketter

Robert Knapp, £9.99 Profile books, new in paperback


Photographer Don McCullin worked for The Sunday Times from 1966 to 1984 when the newspaper was at the cutting edge of investigative photo-journalism.

He covered wars and humanitarian disasters.

This 2012 documentary uses archive footage and interviews.

Directed by Jacqui Morris and David Morris

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