BIOGRAPHY

Yasmine Asha was born in Tehran, Iran. She left her home country at the age of nine and continued growing up in The Netherlands, where she discovered her passion for the art of visual storytelling at an early age. Coming from a varied artistic background, including drawing, painting and photography, she went on to study Audiovisual Media at the Utrecht School of Arts (HKU) and graduated in Fine Arts in 2011. 

Her work took her to New York, where she worked as a fashion photographer, and then to Los Angeles, where she focused on directing music videos. Later, she moved to Berlin, where she worked as a freelance photographer for several years.

Yasmine’s photos have received recognition through publications in various books and magazines, including The Guardian and de Volkskrant. In 2022, she presented her solo exhibition ‘Beestenboel’ at the Grachtenmuseum in Amsterdam, which was extended for six months due to its success.

In addition to her photography work, Yasmine has also made successful strides as a filmmaker. Her short film “Trespassers” has won several international awards. Recently, she completed her second short film, “I Do Not!” which has been selected as the best short film at various international film festivals, including the Los Angeles Shorts International Film Festival.

ARTISTic Vision

As a photographer, I’m drawn to moments that reveal vulnerability and resilience in people, and I strive to capture them in my work, inviting viewers to glimpse the profound inner strength of each individual.

I like to work in intimate settings, fostering an environment of trust and comfort between myself and my subject. Whether I’m capturing spontaneous instances or carefully composed portraits, my aim is to convey the essence of each person with honesty and empathy. My portfolio encompasses a diverse range of subjects, from everyday individuals to well-known figures.

As a filmmaker, I see storytelling as a powerful tool for connecting people across cultures and generations. For me, filmmaking is a deeply personal journey of self-exploration. I approach my craft with authenticity and social consciousness, aiming to make a positive impact on society. Whether I’m exploring human relationships or shedding light on important social issues, my aim is to amplify voices that are often overlooked and bring attention to narratives that deserve recognition. 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
 
 
 
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2023 - 2024
SHORT FILM: IDO NOT!
 
  • Berlin Lift-Off Global Network2024: Nominee Best Short
  • USA Film Festival 2023: Winner Best Short
  • Los Angeles Comedy Film Festival 3652023: Nominee Best Short
  • LA Shorts International Film Festival2023: Nominee Best Short
  • Houston Comedy Film Festival2023: Nominee Best Short
  • Amsterdam Lift-Off Global Network2023: Nominee Best Short
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2022
EXHIBITION: CLAWS & CRITTERS
 

In her photography exhibition ‘Claws & Critters’ photographer Yasmine Asha invites visitors to delve deeply into the intricate details of animals depicted in art. The exhibition’s popularity led to its extension at the Grachtenmuseum in Amsterdam, spanning a six-month period.

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2019 - 2020
SHORT FILM: TRESPASSERS
 
  • ARFF Berlin International Awards2020: Nominee Best Short
  • Carmarthen Bay Film Festival UK2020: Nominee Best Short Drama
  • Lift-Off Film Festival Los Angeles2020: Nominee Best Short
  • Refugees Welcome Film Festival2020: Nominee Best Short
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival2020: Nominee Best Short
  • Awareness Film Festival2020: Nominee Best Short
  • Around International Film Festival2020: Nominee Best Short
  • Courage Film Festival2020: Nominee Best Short
  • Independent Short Awards International Film Festival2019: Winner Best Dramatic Short
  • Short To The Point International Film Festival
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2017
MUSIC VIDEO: TWO WINDOWS
 
  • Great Lakes Film Festival2017: Nominee Best Music Video
  • Los Angeles Cinefest2017: Nominee Best Music Video
  • Lift-Off Film Festival New York2017: Nominee Best Music Video
  • Lift-Off Film Festival, Sydney2017: Nominee Best Music Video
  • NYC Indie Film Awards2017: Winner Best Music Video
  • Eurasian International Film Festival2017: Winner Best Music Video
  • Festigious International Film Festival2017 Winner Best Music Video
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2017
DOCUMENTARY: NOROOZ, SOMEWHERE ELSE
 
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival2017: Nominee Best Documentary
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2014
MUSICAL SHORT: NOVEMBER’S FALL
 
  • 2014: Nominee Best Music Video
PUBLICATIONS
 
 
 
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The Algemeen Dagblad included Yasmine Asha’s photograph in its piece on the play ‘Rumah Saya’.

 
2023
ALGEMEEN DAGBLAD
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In its coverage of ‘Rumah Saya’, The Haags Dagblad published Yasmine Asha’s photograph of the play.

 
2023
HAAGS DAGBLAD
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Photographer Yasmine Asha recently sat down for an interview with the Museum of the Canals in Amsterdam, offering insights into her exhibition, “Claws & Critters”. This conversation, featured in the museum’s magazine, provides an exploration of Asha’s artistic vision and the captivating themes woven throughout her exhibition.

 
2022
GRACHTEN MUSEUM
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De Volkskrant spotlighted Yasmine Asha’s photograph as part of its coverage of ‘Rumah Saya’.

 
2021
DE VOLKSKRANT
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The Swedish book ‘Another Story’ (‘En annan historia’) features the work of Yasmine Asha, showcasing her photograph of the legendary Iranian singer Googoosh.

‘En Annan Historia’ celebrates 50 remarkable women from across the globe, including the iconic Googoosh.

You can acquire a copy of the book here: www.enannanhistoria.se

 
Feb 2014
BOOK: ‘EN ANNAN HISTORIA’
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Yasmine Asha’s photograph of Googoosh has been prominently displayed in the paper edition of The Guardian.

 
2014
THE GUARDIAN
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Marie Claire magazine published the work of Yasmine Asha, featuring her image of Googoosh.

 
2014
MARIE CLAIRE MAGAZINE
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XTRA newspaper featured Yasmine Asha’s photograph of Googoosh.

 
2014
*XTRA Magazine

TESTIMONIALS

Aurélie Thépaut (Actress)

“Yasmine hat ein unglaublich gutes Auge, sie sieht nicht nur die Austrahlung sondern sie schafft es die Persönlichkeit in ihrer Bilder wieder zu geben. Und was ich am meistens schätze: sie ist sooo grosszügig!“

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