Jo Spence | the artist




The artist Jo Spence
Born 1934, London, England.
Died 1992 London.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography, Documenta Kassel,


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"…I am continually asked ‘what is photo therapy’? It means, quite literally, using photgraphy to heal ourselves. As a part of my health project I have been working on my stress and anxiety levels, reviewing my life in general and trying to understand the part that psychic life (phantasy/fantasy) plays in my well being,or otherwise…"
"A Picture of Health?" is a body of work in which Jo Spence responds to her disease and treatment through photography, channelling her research and feelings about breast cancer and orthodox medicine into an exhibition…
Jo Spence hizo de la fotografía un instrumento de rebelión y terapia para afrontar y combatir las formas de vida que generan las imágenes que nos suelen rodear. Exploró de este modo cómo se construyen las imágenes "dominantes", los tópicos, a través de los usos sociales y mediáticos de la fotografía…
:Jo Spence, self-portrait. FromPutting Myself inthe Picture © 1986
Putting Myself inthe Picture


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