Yashima Mishto lives and works in Berlin since 2003. YM has been working with the medium of photography since 1994. Mishto's photography focuses on the exploration of the deep-running waters of eroticism. YM's exclusive collaboration with amateur models has allowed depicting the unarticulated sexuality, exhibitionism, and censured fantasies of a metropolitan culture which is still very far from sexual maturity. After initial misadventures in 2002, Yashima became a woman, played by one of his most cherished models at exhibitions and other public events. In 2007, Yashima again assumed his male identity, hoping that his art would finally find a public which will approach it without any sexist preconceptions. Yashima is fighting the overbearing censorship which affects both male and female, which acts before any gender discrimination, chaining the human being with any regulated kind of sexual inclination. By investigating Eroticism as a means of communication, Mishto tries to demonstrate the mechanisms of oppression inherent to our society. Besides his main above cited interest, Yashima collects various travel reportages (from Cuba, Marocco, Thailand, India, Vietnam and Malaysia, to name a few) and is involved with a long-running project regarding "Diversity", carried out in collaboration with Universities and NGOs.