About Emma

Originally from Belfast, Emma studied Documentary Photography at Newport until 2000, after which she relocated to London to work in the photographic industry for over a decade. Recently relocated home, Emma gained a Masters of Fine Art in Photography from the University of Ulster under Paul Seawright, Donovan Wylie and Kaylynn Deveney in 2012. The study continues at U.U, with a practice-based PhD researching the impact of women’s documentary photography in the UK.

Emma deals with gendered themes in her personal work and is interested in work that deals with similar questions peculiar to a feminist perspective. Previously she has explored the portrayal of female adolescence, the diary as an exploration of family identity, the masquerade of gender in photography as well as social and political issues that directly affect women.

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Nessy Review

RTE Review


Exhibitions have included:
A solo show at Belfast Exposed in 1999
Photofusion in Brixton, London July 2000
Artshole in Vinopolis, London 2005
Grassrootsx collective at The Boogaloo in Highgate 2006
Vivid group show in the BBC 2006
Solo at the Sun and Doves in Camberwell 2007
Bazaart urban collective showcase, Bethnal Green workshops, London 2009
Send Me a Postcard Darling, Red Gate Gallery Camberwell, 2011
University of Ulster final year show June 2012
Finding Fragments group show in South Studios Dublin as part of PhotoIreland July 2012 
Selected for the PhotoIreland 2012 portfolio review in Dublin
Site-specific work for Household Belfast, July 2012
Augment Catalyst showcase in the Belfast Waterfront August 2012
Solo show at Copper House Gallery, When They Put Their Hands Out Like Scales, March-April 2013


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