New Acquisitions. Jo Spence. Cinderella

Fairy Tales and Photography or, another look at Cinderella

Jo Spence

Fairy Tales and Photography or, another look at Cinderella

Unpublished thesis

1982

HC 11989

Provenance

Jo Spence Memorial Archive
Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

The Hyman Collections owns Jo Spence's personal copy of her unpublished thesis, Fairy Tales and Photography.... or, another look at Cinderella (1982).
A pivotal document, at one of the crucial moments in Spence's career, this thesis at over 240 pages, is a feast of images and ideas that stand at the heart of Spence's work.
On the 29th of July 1981 the world watched the fairy-tale wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer. In the months that followed Jo Spence worked as a mature statudent on her thesis for her BA degree at the Polytechnic of Central London. Entitled Fairy Tales and Photography... or, another Look at Cinderella, Spence's thesis, submitted in June 1982, looked back to the evolution of the Cinderella story, its present incarnations in advertising and in the press - focused on the imagery of the Royal Wedding - and forward to her future practise as an artist.

Jo Spence

Fairy Tales and Photography or, another look at Cinderella

Unpublished thesis

1982

HC 11989

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