Cultural Sniping: The Art of Transgression

Cultural Sniping: The Art of Transgression

Cultural Sniping: The Art of Transgression

Cultural Sniping: The Art of Transgression

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First I want to thank my family: my brother Michael Clode, Lisa and Kimble and Jo. Next, my adopted sisters: Margaret Munyard (and her lovely daughter Rosie), Joan Solomon and Sophie O'Neil (deceased). And my mum and dad.

Second, there are many groups that have supported me. These include: my older women's co-counselling peer group-Astra, Rosy Martin and Judith Gair; my post-education working-class women's group-Valerie Walkerdine, Helen Lucey, Joan Solomon, Jo Stanley and Pam Trevithick; the Polysnappers group-Charlotte Brinkley, Mary Ann Kennedy and Jane Munroe; the old Hackney Flashers photography group.

Thanks also to Bill Brandt, Ros Coward, Ute Eskilden, Jan Zita Grover, David Hevey, Stuart Hood, Bushy Kelly, Keith Kennedy, Patti Levey, Erik Linssen, John Maltby, Alison Marchant, Rosy Martin, Alice Miller, Susan BuckMorss, Dennis Potter, Jay Ruby, Angelo Schwarz, Allan Sekula and Sally Stein, Seth Siegelaub, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Yana Stajno, Simon Watney, Judy Weiser and John Willett.

I wish to acknowledge my appreciation for the British Film Institute Education Department as it was from the mid-1970s onwards, particularly David Lusted, Sue Isherwood, Jim Cook. From the BFI Production Department in the early 1980s I'd like to thank in particular Peter Sainsbury, Terence Davies and Rose English.

For their work with me over the years, I thank the following galleries: Camerawork, especially for all their efforts on behalf of the Jo Spence health fund show; Cockpit Gallery cultural studies department, especially Martin Lister; Cambridge Darkroom Gallery; Bristol Watershed.

I'm grateful for the support of The Space Between Group-Di Dosser, Pru Clements; Format-Maggie Murray, Brenda Prince; Ten-8 collective and John Taylor in particular; Photo-fusion; The Photo Co-op; Women Artists Slide Library; Spare Rib; and the Feminist Arts Newsletter.

Last but very much not least, I thank Bert Hogenkamp, Stanley Foreman and Ruth and Eddie Frow for their friendships and support as colleagues over the years; David Evans for sharing his work on John Heartfield with me and helping with Photography/Politics: One; Liz Heron for her backing over many years,

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