A Woman Walks Alone At Night, With a Camera features photographs by Ruby Wallis and an essay by Phillina Sun, centered around the experience of walking at night as a woman. Designed by Eimearjean McCormack, the publication links to image and text through the figure of the flâneuse, framed here as a subversive, imaginative explorer who wanders the city according to her desire, deterritorialising an urban landscape traditionally seen as a male domain.
The publication visually and poetically engages with psychogeography through a feminist lens, thus addressing an urgent need for liberating representations constructed by a female gaze that confronts the issues women face when they walk in the city day or night.
Ruby Wallis is a visual artist who is based in Engage Art Studios, Galway. She lectures photography at The Burren College of Art and exhibits and publishes her work widely. Selected exhibitions include: The Lab,The Gallery of Photography, Belfast Exposed, The Dock, Vondelbunker- Amsterdam, Ormston House, TULCA, Perlman Teaching Museum, USA. Selected publications include The New Yorker magazine, British Journal of Photography, Winter Papers vol.6 and 7 .Wallis is on the board of directors, Engage Art Studios, Galway. She is a recipient of a Visual Arts Bursary Award, 2020 and Agility Award, 2021 from the Arts Council of Ireland. She was also awarded a residency by Centre Culturel Irlandais and Galway County Council, 2021. Upcoming exhibitions include Bones in The Attic, Hugh Lane, Gallery, and Opening The Gates, PhotoIreland Festival.
Phillina Sun is a writer based in County Leitrim.