This illustrated talk will examine media coverage in Britain's best-selling weekly magazine, Picture Post, of Refugees, Newcomers & Citizens, the exhibition currently on show at the Peltz Gallery.
founded by Hungarian émigré editor Stefan Lorant in 1938, showcased a number
of émigré photographers including Kurt Hutton and Felix H. Man from Germany
and Gerti Deutsch from Austria (the only one who did not anglicise her name). As the only woman photographer working for the magazine, Deutsch's stories on Their
First Day in England and Coloured Girls get down to Work are
included, together with Hutton's on child concentration camp survivors at what
became the Lake District Holocaust Project, and more on African and
Afro-Caribbean immigration by Haywood Magee and Bert Hardy in the 1950s.
Amanda Hopkinson is an academic, writer and translator and the daughter of Gerti Deutsch and Picture Post editor (from 1940) Tom Hopkinson.