May 6, 2010

Photo Therapy

"I am continually asked 'what is photo therapy'? It means, quite literally, using photography to heal ourselves.”

-Jo Spence, 1986

Often times I am asked to talk in detail about my series,
Passing. It was created in response to my father's death in 2007 and it truly was my own form of "photo therapy", the term coined by British photographer, Jo Spence. Spence photographed herself during her battle with breast cancer. This courageous photographer paved the way for photographers like me to work through our pain...something I had never done before. Below is a video explaining how Passing was created.