Jasmine Yeshan Zhang was born and raised in Xinjiang, China and is now based in New York City. 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 and videos tell stories about different religious communities.
Currently, she is a graduate student in Photography, Video and Related Media department at School of Visual Arts. She graduated from BNU-HKBU United International College in Zhuhai, China, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Journalism in 2018.