Jasmin Valcarcel is a photographer from Cape Town, South Africa with German and Sierra Leonean heritage. She graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town with an Honors degree in Fine Art, majoring in photography.
Jasmin in currently based in Berlin, Germany and focuses predominantly on commercial photographic work, specialising in food photography and commissioned fashion editorials. She has collaborated with brands such as Shana Morland, Judith Atelier, Skin Creamery, Black Betty Design and Christine Capendale. In her personal projects, she is interested in portraiture, specifically self portraiture, and the representation of the black body in art, photography and the media as a whole.
Jasmin was awarded the 2017 Simon Gerson Prize in her final year of study and has exhibited at World Art Gallery and Orms School of Photography in Cape Town and The Bag Factory Artist Studios in Johannesburg. She also has been an invited lecturer at UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art for various photography modules. Her work is always imbued with a sense of purposeful representation and a strong visual aesthetic that emphasizes rich, vibrant colours and luxurious textures.