Jo Spence: The Final Project
11 Feb – 25 Mar 2016 at Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, UK
Richard Saltoun Gallery announces: ”Jo Spence: The Final Project’, an exhibition of the work of British photographer Jo Spence (1934 – 1992) produced in the last two years of her life before her death from leukaemia. Curated by David Campany, the show coincides with the BP Spotlight display of Spence’s work at Tate.’
Jo Spence (1934 – 1992)
Jo Spence was a photographer, educator, writer, organizer and broadcaster. In the early 1980s she starte on a body of photograps with herself as a model. Diagnoces with cancer, much of her work was a response to her illness and the hospital treatments. Her creative practice illustrates a commitment to the political potential of photography, a way to show the public her traumas and the decay of her body.