Tash Hopkins is a photographic artist living in Auckland, New Zealand whose long-term projects turns a new lens on portrayals of age, gender and identity. Central to her practise is a desire to challenge social preconceptions by disrupting the visual clichés that stereotype and homogenise individuals or subcultures; instead inviting the viewer to engage from a place of enquiry.
Her non-directive approach allows those she photographs to participate in the creation of images notable for their intimacy and authenticity.
Tash studied at Wellington Polytechnic and has attended AUT University workshops, Massey University's Photo book Masterclass and group exhibitions.
She received a special mention for, and was published in the Urbanautica Awards 2018 and was nominated for the World Press Global Talent Programme 2019.
The Western Springs Project has been published in I.D. Australia New Zealand, Palm studios, M&C Saatchi's Little Stories and Art New Zealand magazine.