Tasnim Clarke is an artist working in-between New York and New Mexico. She uses documentary and narrative work as a means for story telling. Her work is a way to reflect on and bridge perspectives while creating community. She is receiving a BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design in 2020.
In my senior thesis project I am exploring the dualities of the way I was raised and the perspectives I have gained from it. In the past I have quite often turned to others as a way to understand myself. I grew up in a lot of different places with a lot of inputs and began to identify with many things, creating a floating, morphing image of self. I feel a strong attraction to the stories of others, what gives this world its variety, and the perspectives that come from diversity. I’m fascinated by people, their humanity, etc. and I like finding parts of myself in these stories as if we are all mirrors reflecting back pieces on to each other. This has created a phenomenon of feeling non-judgemental towards others and their lives, which is not always something I have afforded myself. I am using this project as a way of diving into telling my own story so further down the road I can successfully do that for others.