Emma was born and raised in Belfast and moved to Wales to study Documentary Photography Course at Newport, after which she relocated to London to work at Network Photographers, The Independent, The BBC and The Times. Recently relocated home, Emma gained a Masters of Fine Art in Photography from the University of Ulster. Her study continues at U.U, with a PhD researching the documentary photography practice of women. When not covered in books and photos she is found covered in magazines at the offices of Source Photographic Review or protesting on behalf of Alliance for Choice Belfast and the Belfast Feminist Network.
Emma deals with gendered themes in her personal work and is interested in artists that deal 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.