With La Niña in full swing, Australia is facing big wet environmental disasters like never before. When we die our legacy is our carbon footprint. And for some of us our death might be a direct result of our own contribution to climate change. From the ongoing series "Ghost Trash", this photo has been shot with my point and shoot camera, used to take quick captures of the ephemera and rubbish I photograph to create social narratives. Humorous yet earnest, the series also hints at the impact of consumerism on the environment and how a disposable society exacerbates the degradation of our planet.
Emma Armstrong-Porter is an Autistic, Queer artist who lives and works in Melbourne. They were born in 1986 and are known for their work across many disciplines, most notably printmaking and chemistry-based photography. They were the co-founder of NOIR darkroom, a gallery and photographic darkroom based in Coburg, Victoria. They were the recipient of the 2021 Midsumma Australia Post Arts prize, were a finalist in the 2020 Bowness Photography Prize and have exhibited in Melbourne, regional Victoria and interstate, including the 2023 Melbourne Now exhibition at the NGV.