Yao is a documentary photographer and a most recent graduate from The Glasgow School of Art. Prior to her academic pursuit into photography, she worked in Singapore's commercial advertising industry for 3 years.
Yao's work is documentary-based, and focuses mainly on social issues happening around Scotland. She enjoys interacting with clients, discovering their stories, and working closely with charities.
The Singaporean-born photographer delves into the use of horses as a form of therapy and aid in humanity's physical and mental wellbeing and learning. She also explores issues of homelessness in Scotland, a project which will be exhibited later this year, as part of Shelter Scotland's 50th anniversary.