A Photographers No-Holds-Barred Experience of Breast Cancer

Currently in London, and yesterday made a sortie to the Welcome Institute. 

Jo Spence Pulls No Punches

Went to Misbehaving Bodies– an exhibit bringing together the works of photographer and film maker Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery, “two artists who whose work explores chronic illness and experiences of care”

A no-holds-barred and confrontational look at how Spence in particular, dealt with being diagnosed with breast cancer.

“I was confronted by the awesome reality of a young white-coated doctor, with student retinue, standing by my bedside. As he referred to his notes, without introduction, he bent over me and began to ink a cross onto the area above my left breast”

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