Hazel Mphande

Hazel Mphande, also known as Hazey Jane (b.1989), is a self-taught photographer based in Pretoria. Hazel’s photography journey began with a profound encounter with a DSLR camera, igniting her passion for self-expression. Seeking to refine her craft, she enrolled in The Market Photo Workshop and completed foundational and intermediate courses in 2014. Continuing her professional development, she pursued an advanced photography course with Through the Lens Collective in Johannesburg for 10 months in 2021.

While exploring various techniques and styles, Hazel has developed a strong affinity for self-portraiture. Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including notable shows such as 30 Days in a CITY (2015) and SHE Clix (2016). In 2021, she participated in exhibitions like THE IMAGE IS OUR VOICE and SUN IN YOUR EYES at Berman Contemporary. That same year, her works were showcased at the prestigious 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London. Hazel further exhibited in SENSES AND LENSES and THE ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW at Berman Contemporary in 2022.

In 2023, Hazel’s talent received further recognition when she was selected to participate in the esteemed New York Portfolio Review, a renowned event organised by the New York Times photo department, Photoville, and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. Her work was also showcased in REIMAGINING: NEW PERSPECTIVES and THE 2020s: new forms of abstraction – part 2 at Berman Contemporary. In October, she exhibited at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, 2023.

Hazel Mphandeis represented by Berman Contemporary.

Instagram: @hazey_Jaay

Hazel Mphande
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