Em Dessi-Makin is a photographer based in London whose work frequently covers topics surrounding mental health, relationships and representation. Her most recent project Sa Pippia is a personal exploration of her Sardinian heritage – over the course of the winter months that turned 2019 into 2020 Em travelled clockwise from Burcei, through Cagliari, San Sperate and Cabras, taking photos of people and objects that she felt represented ‘home’. The images are a collection of crystallised moments of serenity: plants, views, traditional clothing and pauses for reflection at carnival celebrations. The aim of this series is for it to be experienced as a sequence of deep breathes, each image being a meditative moment and an individual contemplation.
Emily Dessi-Makin • Chrissy Le Roux • Alex Nightingale-Smith • Sonam Tobgyal • Qingyu Yang •