BEHIND THE CAMERA

Portrait of Yasmeen Smalley

Yasmeen Smalley-Norman is an underwater photographer, 3D modeler and science communicator whose passion is documenting the endangered wonders of our underwater worlds.

Yasmeen is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. She graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Photojournalism, a BS in Biomedical Photographic Communications and two minors in Environmental Science and Journalism. Her diverse experiences as a PADI Divemaster and underwater photographer have taken her across the globe.

Yasmeen is currently conducting research in the Philippines as a 2016-2017 Fulbright scholar. Her research involves 3D modeling endangered and vulnerable coral species, and using the digitized corals to monitor coral growth and to help local stakeholders more easily recognize local coral species.