Yeshan Zhang was born in Kashgar, China and currently based in New York City who also goes by Jasmine. Growing up in a town with most people around were Chinese Muslim, she developed an interests about religions, race and subcultures. Her work portrays the social and cultural behavior of people who share the similar values in communities, presenting her understandings and interpretations about different cultures.
She is currently studying Photography, Video and Related media at School of Visual Arts. She was graduated from BNU-HKBU United International College in Zhuhai, China, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Journalism. During the fall semester 2016, she studied Communication at Bethany Lutheran College in Minnesota as an exchange experience.