Jo Spence

Jo Spence (1934-1992) was a photographer and teacher well known for her poignant explorations of the family and self-image through her book Putting Myself in the Picture (Camden Press). In 1982 she broke new ground by developing methods of using photography as a therapeutic tool - first as an adjunct to her breast cancer treatment program, and secondly as a means of confronting the question of mortality and approaching death following a second and final diagnosis of leukaemia.

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