From Vienna to London: Pictures in the Post by Gerti Deutsch

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From Vienna to London: Pictures in the Post by Gerti Deutsch

  • Wed 18 Apr 2018
  • 6:00PM
Conductor Arturo Toscanini, outside the Salzburg Festspielhaus
Conductor Arturo Toscanini, outside the Salzburg Festspielhaus


Unversity of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

This talk will discuss the work of photographer Gerti Deutsch, from her Viennese portraits and street scenes in the 1930s through her photojournalism, starting with the legendary Picture Post weekly, from 1938 to 1954. The focus will be on four wartime stories for the Post:  Their First Day in England [the arrival of the first Kindertransport]; The Good Soldier Schweik [Die Laterne Theatre Production]; A Child's View of the War [East End children, bombed out, painting at the Goldfinger house in Hampstead] and The First Coloured Girls get down to Work.

The talk will be given by Amanda Hopkinson, author of books on photography and photographers, literary translator and professor of literary translation at City, University of London. She is also Gerti Deutsch's daughter.

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