Send Me A Lullaby • Emma Phillips
48 p, ills bw, approx. 8.25 x 11 inches, hardbound, English, 2020, Perimeter Editions.
In the lead up to the PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography, Emma Phillips was commissioned by Photo Australia to make a portrait of Melbourne. ‘Send me a Lullaby’ is the result – a reflection on connection, navigation, and time, as well as the constantly evolving relationship between people and space. Images contemplate urban, domestic, and psychological spaces, interwoven with portraits of people Phillips encountered in Melbourne. Taken during different seasons, her images capture the city as it responds to catastrophic bushfires and a global pandemic. The book includes a colloquial text in bricolage form, key to unlocking the images and exploring boundaries.