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Jo Spence (1934-1992), Photographer

Joanna ('Jo') Spence

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Based in Hampstead, the photographer Joanna Spence initially specialised in weddings and modelling portfolios. In 1972 she joined the Childrens' Rights Workshop and produced a series called Children Photographed. She then colloborated with Terry Bennett on the publications Photography/Politics: One and Two which were linked to their involvement with the journal Camerawork. In 1974 she joined the Hackney Flashers with whom she created two photo-projects: Women and Work and Who's Holding the Baby?. Her documentation of her treatment for breast cancer led to her important work A Picture of Health?. Spence's books include Putting myself in the Picture (1986).

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P849

Jo Spence

by Joanna ('Jo') Spence
colour print, 1990
On display at Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK in the exhibition 'Self'
NPG P849