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Jo Spence

1934 - 1992, Née et défunte à Londres, Royaume-Uni

Jo Spence (London, 1934 – London, United Kingdom, 1992) was an English photographer.

After working in the commercial circuit, she developed her own agency specializing in family portrait photography. During the 1970s, her work evolved towards documentary photography, marked by socialism and feminism. Jo Spence also created the technique of “photo therapy” – using photos as a tool for therapy – born from her own medical journey with breast cancer, which she documented through images that challenged the notion of the ideal feminine form.

Jo Spence’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is part of numerous public collections, such as the Centre Georges Pompidou/Musée national d’art moderne in Paris, The Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, MACBA in Barcelona, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.