Samira Yamin’s (AIR ’12) work focuses primarily on the narration and representation of war through an interrogation of documentary war photography. Using various techniques—re-contextualization within or as pattern, seemingly incessant repetition, or hand-cut deconstruction—to sublimate and emphasize such images, her work investigates the fraught relationship of war photography to systems of knowledge production, as well as to the individual viewer. Yamin has had solo shows at the Santa Monica Museum of Art; Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles; Durden and Ray, Los Angeles; and Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles. She received dual BAs in Studio Art and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Yamin lives and works in Los Angeles.