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Tasmin Jade Donaldson is a Johannesburg-based photographer. Her expertise lies in studio, event, performance and fine art photography. She considers herself a photography provocateur, someone who goes against the stream of photographic norms. She believes that engagement/emotional connection between subject and ph… Read More
Tasmin Jade Donaldson is a Johannesburg-based photographer. Her expertise lies in studio, event, performance and fine art photography. She considers herself a photography provocateur, someone who goes against the stream of photographic norms. She believes that engagement/emotional connection between subject and photographer are crucial in getting 'the shot' - it's all about intensity.

Tasmin is also an Interaction Design student at the University of Johannesburg. She is currently in her 4th year of study and plans to complete a Master's hereafter.


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    University Of Johannesburg — Johannesburg, South Africa
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Halfa Pictcha is an open collective collaboration between Tasmin Jade Donaldson, Megan Heilig, Teresa Firmino & Jamy-Lee Brophy. The collaboration came together in their third year of study at both the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witswaterstrand respectively. Our practice is concerned with… Read More
Halfa Pictcha is an open collective collaboration between Tasmin Jade Donaldson, Megan Heilig, Teresa Firmino & Jamy-Lee Brophy. The collaboration came together in their third year of study at both the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witswaterstrand respectively. Our practice is concerned with questioning the ways in which photography, gender and identity are valued and played-out in contemporary South African societies.

We feel that that through performance, site specific engagements, multi-media sculpture
and photography our work could generate new discussions on issues around space and
social concerns which play out in different spaces, such as gender, race, geography
and cultural practice. Our modes of working aim to facilitate diverse and at times radical
conversations about the ways in which art is valued, the ways in which bodies and
identities are valued as well as how certain, at times invisible and other times hyper-
visible, hegemonic politics may be subverted through serious play and engagement with
every-day household objects.

Halfa Pictcha intends to grow, make noise and show face, or not...


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