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Finish Yasmin Tajik couples her career with educating others By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Y Yasmin Tajik handles her prints with care, wearing white gloves when she prepares them to ship. (Photo by Pablo Robles)

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asmin Tajik sits in her Fountain Hills home surrounded by camera equipment. Photo backdrops, prints and white gloves are strategically placed around her dining area. But there is more to Tajik than photography and her business, Yasmin Tajik Fine Art Prints. She took her company and mixed it with her humanitarian spirit to capture stories while giving back through the sale of each print. A first-generation Pakistani American,Tajik gives a portion of her proceeds from her art sold to charities. “When the world looks away, I prefer to pull out my camera,”Tajik says when describing her documentarian-style photography. “I understand the privilege I have as an American woman. I use this privilege to highlight the marginalized in our world and tell their story. It’s through story where we can relate to and see our similarities.These similarities lead to unity.” Prints are all original photographs taken by Tajik and start at $375 for a 16-by-24. The size range goes up to 40 by 60 and can be purchased framed or unframed. All prints can be purchased at yasmintajikprints.com. A former 17-year Las Vegas resident, Tajik is a self-taught photographer who felt a need to shift her photography focus toward highlighting social causes and bringing awareness to humanitarian issues. She began her photography career as a Las

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