Yasmine Akim

Yasmine is an up and coming photographer based in London specialising in portraiture and has recently graduated BA(Hons) n Fine Art Photography at the London College of Communication. She started working as a house photographer for the Roundhouse Studios at 18. Since then she has photographed several artists including Flying Lotus and the London Contemporary Orchestra. Yasmine has exhibited her work at Autograph ABP, The Red Gallery and Ditto Press with her feminist photo zine ‘Vagina Dentata’. She is a content developer for Shades of Noir and her photography has been published by HYSTERIA (as an editor and a previous member of their collective), The Independent, The New Statesman, The Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom and VICE.


Discussing their seemingly distant projects, photographers Patricia Prieto Blanco and Yasmine Akim share ideas on female creative practice and self-identification.


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The team of MAI supporters and contributors is always expanding. We’re honoured to have a specialist collective of editors, whose enthusiasm & talent gave birth to MAI.

However, to turn our MAI dream into reality, we also relied on assistance from high-quality experts in web design, development and photography. Here we’d like to acknowledge their hard work and commitment to the feminist cause. Our feminist ‘thank you’ goes to:

Dots+Circles – a digital agency determined to make a difference, who’ve designed and built our MAI website. Their continuous support became a digital catalyst to our idealistic project.
Guy Martin – an award-winning and widely published British photographer who’s kindly agreed to share his images with our readers

Chandler Jernigan – a talented young American photographer whose portraits hugely enriched the visuals of MAI website
Matt Gillespie – a gifted professional British photographer who with no hesitation gave us permission to use some of his work
Julia Carbonell – an emerging Spanish photographer whose sharp outlook at contemporary women grasped our feminist attention
Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
And other photographers whose images have been reproduced here: Cezanne Ali, Les Anderson, Mike Wilson, Annie Spratt, Cristian Newman, Peter Hershey