WHO IS THIS GUY?
Although noted for his work as CEO of South African microfinance giant Atlas Finance (Pty) Ltd, Jack Halfon counts photography among his primary passions, finding inspiration in travel and remote areas of the globe. An avid photographer for more than three decades, Jack Halfon found his métier while a young man on holiday in the United States.
Jack Halfon purchased the cheapest camera he could find, a model by now-defunct manufacturer Yashica, Jack began to document all aspects of his trip in vibrant, thoughtful images. Empowered by his passion and love of photography, Jack Halfon took his talents back in Johannesburg and joined an amateur photography club where quickly learned the techniques and artistry of black and white photography in the field and the darkroom.
As his interests in photography continued to evolve, Jack Halfon was able to expand his practice with digital photography, which today enables him to show the world and its inhabitants in rich, vivid detail. The photography field gave Jack the options of various photo editing techniques. Whether in colour or black and white, Jack Halfon’s images of people within their environments reflect in an unusually profound and deep emotional trigger that lets the beholder understand from empathy.
Jack Halfon works across image-making and performance, often utilising ethnographic methodologies. Central to his practice is these concerns: the performed labour of the every day, the gendered body, digital selves, the intersection of offline and online worlds.
He has exhibited his work at many residential places and corporate head quaters.
His work has been in featured in “Faces and Places“
He is based between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
“Art Speaks Where Words Unable To Explain” – Uknown