Emma Pegrum is an Australian journalist, writer and photographer. Her creative work is keenly observational, drilling into the everyday and the mundane to distil carefully crafted vignettes that might remind the audience of larger realities. She grew up on a farm in Kondinin, a small wheatbelt town in Western Australia, and is particularly interested in the perceptions that exist between rural and urban Australians, and the themes of familial love, legacy, shame, pride and guilt that play into contemporary notions of Australian identity. Her written work and photography has been featured in print local and national titles, including Fabric Quarterly, Australian Traveller and Sceen'ry Magazine and online for Broadsheet Media. Works from her series The Myths That Made Me were shown for the first time in Co-ordinates, a collective exhibition at Pig Melon in Perth in December 2019.
Emma also works as a digital content specialist, copywriter, editor and photographer for brands and businesses. She has worked with a diverse range of clients including Pretty-Soon©, Museum of Freedom & Tolerance, L.A.S. Vino, the Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association and Tourism Australia. Her work is narrative-driven, with an emphasis on documenting and creating insightful and compelling written and visual stories.