Isabella Capezio speaks with Mia Mala McDonald about her latest project and first photobook publication. Titled Once in a Lullaby the project documents LGBTQIA+ families along the East coast of Australia to present an alternative picture of the nuclear family.

Isabella and Mia will discuss the project, the processes, and the responses from families. Mia’s work will be framed within a history of queer visibility to consider what affordances the contemporary photobook has to bring together image and narrative.

Sunday 17 October, 12pm


About Mia Mala McDonald
Mia Mala McDonald is a Melbourne based photographer and lecturer whose work is primarily focussed on portraiture and an interest in personal narratives. Her work has been published in publications including The New York Times, The Monthly, Frankie, Art Collector, Artist Profile and The Saturday Paper. Mia has exhibited as part of group and solo exhibitions including Melbourne Now at the NGV and is currently working on a book documenting Australian rainbow families.

About Isabella Capezio
Isabella Capezio is a photographer, artist and lecturer living on stolen, unceded land. Isabella is a co-director of Asia Pacific Photobook Archive. Isabella is currently completing PhD research that engages with themes of visibility, invisibility and queering practices with specific interest in landscape photography and archives.

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In Conversation: Rainbow Families – Photobook as contemporary family archive
  • Free Ticket
    October 17, 2021
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm