Minneapolis based photographer + visual storyteller
Born in Canada and now living with her family in Minnesota, Yasmin is a photographer who started out documenting her travels having bought her first digital camera, while working as a researcher in the field visiting Indigenous communities along the west coast.
With a background in science, Yasmin brings her research experience along to connect with her subjects and capture portraits and images. Her goal with every image is to photograph images as authentically as possible to their essence. Through each image, she embodies the role of a storyteller, while considering the lived experiences of those captured in relation to shared spaces and environments. Her work aims to show the world from the eyes of a storyteller, in the tradition of her East African oral-storytelling heritage. Yasmin’s style is informed and inspired by artists of various media who are able to elicit feelings — and she aims to recreate feelings in her imagery using the dynamic effects of light and color.
She was recently selected by Focus Camera as part of 10 Black Women Photographers to follow in 2022, and won the 2022 ADC/The One Club for Creativity’s Gold Cube award in Photography for her work on Apple’s ‘Hometown’ campaign.
Yasmin is a member of the Black Women Photographer’s Collective, Authority Collective, and is part of Diversify Photo’s ‘Up Next’ list of photographers to watch.
The Wall Street Journal
The New Yorker
Black Women Photographers
Art of Freelance
The One Club for Creativity
The Grey District
+ on billboards in Minneapolis
& First Avenue