Cultural Sniping: The Art of Transgression

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Routledge, 1995 - Art - 249 pages
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This work brings together a wide range of Jo Spence's photographs and writings. Her work is characterized by its challenging and oppositional stance. This combination is reflected in the images and texts in this book, which tackle complex issues of gender, class, health and the body, and their impact on her understanding of personal history and the construction of identity. The collection includes images from Spence's early work in documentary photography and from her pioneering photo-therapy projects, explored in collaboration with other photographers. It reproduces work from her Return to Nature and Death Mask series, in which she tries to come to terms with the reality of death. Jo Spence's commitment to engaging with personal experience, political understanding and critical theory make her writing and photography a major contribution to our understanding of the politics of representation.

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In 1980, at the age of 46, Spence began degree work in the theory and practice of photography. During her studies she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Before her death in 1992, Spence had become one ... Read full review

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In 1980, at the age of 46, Spence began degree work in the theory and practice of photography. During her studies she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Before her death in 1992, Spence had become one ... Read full review

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