Bronze 2021 / Editorial / Personality

The Female Eunuch, Fifty Years On

  • Photographer
    Neil Spence
  • Agency / Studio
    Neil Spence Photography
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Editorial/Personality

‘Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it' - Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch. This portrait of Germaine Greer was taken in the summer of 2020 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of The Female Eunuch.

Born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, I studied a Foundation in Art at Leeds College of Art and went on to do a degree in Visual Communication in Bath. After graduating I moved to London to work as a photographer. I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with and photograph some of the most exciting and talented people in Britain today. Photography is an extraordinary medium which allows us to express our imagination and creativity. For me it is beautiful and a part of my every day.