Jasmine Yeshan Zhang was born and raised in Xinjiang, China and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from MFA Photography, Video and Related Media department at School of Visual Arts in 2021.
As a Han Chinese, growing up in a region where a majority of the population is Muslim, she developed interests in other religions and subcultures. Her photographs tell stories about different religious communities. During her studies at SVA, she expanded her interests on making documentary films. She made a 10-minute documentary about a Bangladeshi restaurant and recently finished her thesis film about intercultural relationship.
She has been working as an Assistant Editor for documentaries for a year after graduated. Currently she is working on an archival-heavy doc-series. She is always looking for more opportunities for documentary/film editing.