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Rosy Martin

Rosy Martin is an artist-photographer, psychological therapist, workshop leader, lecturer and writer. She explores the relationships between photography, memory, identities and unconscious processes using self-portraiture, still life photography, digital imaging and video. From 1983, with Jo Spence, she pioneered re-enactment phototherapy. She has exhibited internationally and published widely since 1985. Her work has explored issues including gender, sexuality, ageing, class, desire, memory location, urbanism, family dynamics, shame, health and disease, bereavement, grief and reparation.

Recent publications include essays in The photograph and the album (2013), Phototherapy and therapeutic photography in a digital age (2013) and Ageing femininities, troubling representations (2012). In 2013 her work was exhibited in Focus Photography Festival Mumbai and ‘Il Corpo Solitario’ Perugia, in 2014 at Peltz Gallery London in ‘Family ties: reframing memory.’

Representing ageing