For issue 03 of Soft Copy, Emma Phillips photographed an area close to the town where she grew up, in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The subjects are people she has continually photographed for a number of years. Phillips was drawn to the strangeness of the home, and states, ‘our interiors become double interiors to our imagination, a sort of fantastical world that is around us and inside us’. Her work, set around the focal point of the home, probes ideals of domesticity, womanhood, memory and dreams.
Recent activities include a photobook commission from Photo Australia, nomination for the Murray Art Museum Albury National Photography Prize, and an exhibition at ReadingRoom in 2019.
Emma is an occasional writer and educator, contributing to programs at University of Technology, Sydney, Photography Studies College, Melbourne and Penumbra Foundation, New York City. Emma earned an MFA in 2017 from the University of Hartford’s International Limited-Residency program.
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