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Yasmin Zadeh Balbuena
Photography / Education

I am a photographer and educator born in London and currently based in Barcelona. I trained as a graphic designer at Camberwell College of Arts, going on to work in live audiovisuals and light installations, before specialising in photography and art education.

My photographic practice explores the relationship between urban and natural realms, and the ephemeral aspects of light have always been an important aspect of my work. I spent decades photographing brutalist architecture and derelict urban spaces left open for Nature to reclaim what was once hers, exploring the effect of time and the elements within these isolated landscapes. 

I believe the relationships between art, nature and wellbeing to be inextricably linked. Beginning during my combined Masters in Photography and Sociology at Goldsmiths College I began to explore how photography can be used as a meditative tool amidst our rapidly shifting world. 

I have been involved in art education for fifteen years, leading my own photography department in an Inner London college as well as devising workshops combining photography and wellbeing in schools, museums, festivals and green spaces including The Barbican, Kew Gardens and The National Maritime Museum. 

Features include Mental, Revela´t Barcelona, SOS Brutalism and Visions of Space, Paris.

Educational collaborations include The Barbican, Kew Gardens and Magnum Photos. 

Contact me at yasmin.zadeh@gmail.com for more info, educational portfolio or prints.