A retrospective of the work of the trailblazing but largely unrecognised British photographer, Elsbeth Juda.
Elsbeth Juda was a Jewish émigré who brought a new modernist artistic vision to Britain from Germany. She disregarded commercial photography’s formal conventions, using unusual, often incongruous backdrops for her shoots.
She was best known for her work for The Ambassador magazine in the 1950s and 1960s. The magazine, edited by her husband Hans, had subscribers in 90 countries and coined the phrase 'export or die' to justify Juda's elaborate photo-shoots.
This exhibition showcases a selection of her output, featuring glamorous commercial shots and portraits of some of the best-known faces in British art and design. Subjects range from Barbara Goalen, Britain’s first supermodel, and the Sadler’s Wells Ballet to Winston Churchill and Henry Moore.