Emma Pegrum is a journalist, creative editor, photographer and multifaceted producer who works across a variety of editorial, publishing and interdisciplinary artistic projects. Emma writes about people, the arts, culture and society for titles including The Saturday Paper, T Australia: The New York Times Style Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Vault Magazine, UNION
Magazine, Broadsheet Media and Fabric Quarterly. She is an experienced editor who works on a range of academic, editorial, creative and bespoke commissions.
In 2022, Emma co-founded Mess Books, a publisher and creative practice interested in contemporary art and photography, design, architecture and society.
Emma specialises in working with a diverse range of collaborators across editorial, design, film, digital media, communications, academia and the visual arts to produce large-scale creative projects, with her own background in journalism, writing and visual storytelling ensuring a cohesive end result.
Emma’s narrative-driven photographic practice explores contemporary Australian identities, themes of place and nostalgia and relationship dynamics. She was a finalist in the National Portrait Gallery’s National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022.