Permissions, the first monograph by photographer Emma Hardy, is a tender document of motherhood and childhood, love and yearning, and leaving home. The images in the book are gathered and distilled from Hardy's personal archive and span a period of 20-years. As the artist's children grew into adulthood, she turned her gaze towards her own mother, re-examining their relationship through a lens. Moments of recognisable domesticity are counterbalanced with more ethereal and amplified stories. Permissions bears witness to the artist's endeavour to not only balance home life and motherhood-- while raising three children-- but also sustain her own professional life and creativity.
About the Author
Emma Hardy was born in London and studied Drama and French at Bristol University. She moved to Paris for four years working in the art world before returning to London to pursue a career in acting, but found herself better suited to life behind the camera. She has photographed for British Vogue, The Telegraph magazine, Vanity Fair, The Fader, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone amongst others.