Yasmine Akim is a photojournalist and an arts writer based in London, she studied a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Photography at The London College of Communication. Social photography has always been a way for her to understand how to transcend negative boundaries through agency. Her portraits, in essence, are collaborations; they act as a means of pulling back internalized exterior perceptions, in order to find a way back to power through intimacy.
Yasmine has exhibited her work at Autograph ABP as a part of ‘The Missing Chapter Collective’, The Horse Hospital & Ditto Press with her Feminist photo zine ‘Vagina Dentata’. Additionally, Yasmine was previously a content developer for Shades of Noir (UAL) and is currently training to become an associate lecturer at UAL, focusing on photography, social justice, black feminism, and queer theory through their ‘Teaching Within’ program. Yasmine was a previous member of the radical feminist collective, HYSTERIA, her work has been published by The Independent, Afropunk, The Guardian, VICE, The Face, and Dazed Digital.
Josephine Jones photographed at Pride 2020