Jo Spence

Jo Spence


28 Jul - 15 Oct

An exhibition of work by the British photographer Jo Spence (1934-92), bringing together different aspects of her photography from the 1970s and 1980s. The work of Jo Spence continues to influence and inform debates on photography. Through her broad-ranging output, typically involving collaboration with individuals and groups, Spence connected the personal with the political to explore how photography can represent and also construct reality. Through photography, teaching and writing; addressing subjects such as children’s rights, women's rights, family, class and illness; Spence demonstrated a commitment to her belief in photography’s ability to empower those that use and experience it.


23 Cockburn Street
0131 622 6200

IPS SoP 2016
Jo Spence, Photo Therapy: My Mother as a War Worker, 1986-88. Collaboration with Rosy Martin. © The Estate of Jo Spence. Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery.