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'''Jo Spence''' (1934 - 1992) was a British photographer.  
'''Jo Spence''' (1934-1992) was a British photographer.  
==Life and work==
; Literature
Many of her works were self-portraits about her own fight with breast cancer. After beginning work as a studio photographer she began documentary work in the early 1970s, motivated by her political concerns. Both a socialist and feminist, she worked to represent these issues through her practice of photography. Throughout her diverse projects she is well known for her highly politicised approach to photography and the representation of her own struggles with cancer [http://www.jospence.org/biography.html].
* Frances Borzello (ed.), ''Putting Myself in the Picture: a Political, Personal and Photographic Autobiography'', Camden Press, 1986
She was involved in setting up ''Photography Workshop'' (1974) and ''Camerawork magazine'' (1976) and was a founder member of the ''Hackney Flashers'' (1974), a collective of broadly feminist and socialist women who produced exhibitions such as "Women and Work" and "Who's Holding the Baby".
* Jo Stanley (ed.), ''Cultural Sniping: The Art of Transgression'', Routledge, 1995
Aged 46 she studied the theory and practice of photography at the Polytechnic of Central London, gaining a first class Honours Degree. It was at this time that she was also diagnosed as having breast cancer.
* Louisa Lee (ed.), ''Jo Spence: The Final Project'', Ridinghouse. 2013.
; Links
* ''Putting Myself in the Picture: a Political, Personal and Photographic Autobiography'', (Frances Borzello ed.). Camden Press, 1986
* [http://www.jospence.org/ Personal website]
* ''Cultural Sniping: The Art of Transgression'', (Jo Stanley ed.), Routledge, 1995
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Spence Spence at Wikipedia]
* ''Jo Spence: The Final Project'', (Louisa Lee ed.),  Ridinghouse. 2013.
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Spence Jo Spence on Wikipedia]
[[Category:Photography|Spence, Jo]]
[[Category:Photography|Spence, Jo]]

Latest revision as of 22:01, 3 August 2015

Jo Spence (1934-1992) was a British photographer.

  • Frances Borzello (ed.), Putting Myself in the Picture: a Political, Personal and Photographic Autobiography, Camden Press, 1986
  • Jo Stanley (ed.), Cultural Sniping: The Art of Transgression, Routledge, 1995
  • Louisa Lee (ed.), Jo Spence: The Final Project, Ridinghouse. 2013.