Once in a lullaby: a portrait of Australian rainbow families is Mia Mala McDonald’s long awaited book of portraits of Australian ‘Rainbow' families. Each photograph is accompanied by short text contributions from participants. Beautifully designed by Jack Loel with an especially moving essay from Erik Jensen.
Mia Mala McDonald says of the book:
This project speaks both to my identification with these families and to the overwhelming absence of such images in the mainstream media.This is as much about what it means to be an Australian as it is about sexuality. There is no sensationalism here. It is an archive and a documentation of our rapidly changing community and the lives of people who offer brave new visions of what it means to be family in Australia today.
80 pages, 20 x 26cm, hardcover, M.33 (Melbourne).