Minneapolis based photographer + visual storyteller
Based in Minnesota, Yasmin is a photographer and director who started out documenting her travels while working as a researcher in the field along the west coast of Canada. Her work focuses on celebrating + highlighting community-based stories and subcultures.
With a background in science, Yasmin brings her research experience along with her to build relationships & understand context before creating portraits and moving images. Her goal is to tell stories as authentically as possible to their essence, with integrity towards those that invite her into their lives. Her work aims to show the world from the eyes of a storyteller — in the tradition of her East African oral-storytelling heritage — and recreate feelings in her imagery using the dynamic effects of light and color, while considering the lived experiences of those captured in relation to shared spaces and environments.
Yasmin is part of Diversify Photo’s ‘Up Next’ list of photographers to watch, and was featured by Focus Camera as one of the ’10 Black Women Photographers to Follow in 2022′.
Her solo show, ‘Should Be Good Times’ exhibited at Augsburg Galleries as part of her 2022 Soomaal House of Art Fellowship, and was selected as a featured story by PHMuseum.
She was recently awarded an ADC gold cube in photography, was featured in Something Special Studios’ Summer of Something Special Vol IV book, and is a member of the Black Women Photographer’s Collective and Authority Collective.
The New Yorker
The Wire Magazine
Walker Art Center
The Wall Street Journal
Art of Freelance
The One Club for Creativity