Hazel Mphande


Hazel Mphande (b.1989) is a self-taught photographer and artist from Pretoria, whose work is especially drawn to self-portraiture.

Hazel’s first encounter with a DSLR camera ignited a passion that led her to start using photography as a form of expression and later enrolling at The Market Photography Workshop to hone her skills as a photographer, completing both foundational and intermediate courses.

The series featured focuses on the portrayal of one’s body, identity and the abstract representation of nature. The work is characterised by the use of long shutter speed and double-exposure, using blur to create a sense of movement and transition.

These photographs embody a temporal wane of fleeting experiences, memory, growth and decay and begins to mimic the shape-shifting apparitions of recollection and reminiscence of transition.

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