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Exhibition: CULTURAL SNIPING: Photographic Collaborations in the Jo Spence Memorial Library Archive

This exhibition showcases materials from the archive of Jo Spence, British photographer, writer, educator and self-described ‘cultural sniper’. Focusing on Spence’s radical practices, it displays a range of items that provides insight into Spence’s collaborative work process. They highlight the dynamic nature of the work, as projects, themes and ideas constantly interact and respond to each other: classed and gendered identity; photography as a transformative and political tool; the uses of personal, political and photographic histories to understand the present and change the future.

Curated, from concept to cleaning, by Patrizia Di Bello, Frances Hatherley, Christie Johnson, Hazal Özdemir, Leanne Petersen, Lucy Purcell, Linda Robins da Silva, Elka Smith, Helen Walker, and Chloe Wood. Supported by Birkbeck Alumni Innovation Grant and Omni.

Details on PELTZ GALLERY website 

10 March - 28 April 2018


43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD


Photographic Collaborations in the Jo Spence Memorial Library Archive

Come to see the exhibition, or join us for roundtable discussions on:

Thursday 19 April, 6-7:30

Cinderella: Women, Class and Fairy Tales in Jo Spence's work,

with Marina Warner and Frances Hatherley, chaired by Lynda Nead.

Thursday 26 April, 6-7:30

Collaborative Projects: Pleasures and Pains

with Rosy Martin, Carla Mitchell, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, and Jacob Bard-Rosenberg, chaired by Patrizia Di Bello


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