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Yasin Osman

is a documentary photographer and early childhood educator based in Toronto. Founder of #ShootForPeace, a photography initiative for youth from disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

is an early childhood educator and a photographer who specializes in evocative images of the living world. Raised in Regent Park, as the city began to tear his community down & apart he felt the urge to document everyday life in his changing neighbourhood. Moving on to his first DSLR only enhanced his ability to capture emotion & depth. He has worked with companies such as Adidas, Facebook and VICE. The artist recently came back from Africa where he was shooting stills for a Humanitarian organization (Pious Projects) in Mali and Ethiopia. The most special thing to Yasin is #ShootForPeace, a photography program he started in the fall of 2015 for children in the Regent Park community. Currently the artist is working on a photography project that solely focuses on the Regent Park community in Toronto.
Travelling Back To Africa Gave Me A New Perspective On

Travelling Back To Africa Gave Me A New Perspective On Happiness

A few months ago I was given the chance to reconnect with my roots, roots I was hardly holding on to. I was going to Africa for the first time since I was a child. With barely any memories of my home country, Somalia, I travelled carrying the western stereotypes of my home continent.
09/14/2016 01:00 EDT