Rukhsar Jaffer is a self-taught freelance photographer who is often involved with non-profit organizations. She is an artist member of the Guelph Arts Council (GAC) and is also a part of GAC’s Communications and Members Committee.
Puns and alternative perspectives inspire much of her art. Alongside the more "artsy" shots, Rukhsar also photographs sporting events, performances, parties, and weddings, although in her opinion, "art" is involved in all these shots.
She believes in helping people capture their special moments. You’ll often find her saying “Picture that!” short for "Let's take a picture of that!"
Rukhsar has photographed events including Canadian Ismaili Games, DesiFest, PanAm games, and Doors Open Guelph. She enjoys photographing the candid action and emotions of teams like the Royal City Roller Girls, bands like Delhi2Dublin, and last but not least, capturing the love and traditions at weddings.
Her work has been published in The Ismaili Canada Magazine, and numerous online platforms. Rukhsar’s work has been in various Wall of Art series at the Guelph Civic Museum and has been a part of the Group Exhibition of Artists presented by ART@ebar in Guelph.
When Rukhsar is not busy capturing moments, you can find her studying, knitting, reading, playing with children, or tweeting.
Most if not all profits made by RJP are donated primarily to the Canadian Cancer Society but other organizations upon request as well.
RJP is currently trying to sponsor a donkey at The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada.