Yael Laroes (1992) is a photographer, living in Sassenheim, the Netherlands.
Her graduation project went viral and got a lot of positive publicity, on radio, tv, the newspapers and the social media. She created self-portraits: uneasy, confrontational, naked. Dealing with all prejudices and judgements surrounding people of weight.
She finished her studies at the Nederlandse Academie voor Beeldcreatie July 2019, being rewarded the highest marks of her year for this strong series.
Yael is a silent observer. Inspired by surrealism. Creative. Always looking for the power and identity each picture should have.