Yasmine Akim (she/her) is a photojournalist and an arts writer based in London. She engages social photography as a way of transcending negative boundaries through agency. Her portraits are collaborations acting as a means of revealing internalized exterior perceptions, in order to find a way back to power through intimacy. Yasmine studied Fine Art Photography at The London College of Communication.
Yasmine has recently graduated from a PgCert Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication and is a part time lecturer mainly at UAL, focusing on photography, social justice & black feminism, through their ‘Teaching Within’ program via Shades of Noir. Her work has been exhibited at Autograph ABP as a part of ‘The Missing Chapter Collective’, The Horse Hospital & Ditto Press with her Feminist photo zine ‘Vagina Dentata’ and published by the Independent, Afropunk, The Guardian, VICE, The Face, and Dazed Digital.