From the Stanley Campus Council
Sunday, April 2, 2023

Samm Yu is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Chinese with a certificate in Critical Cultural Competence. Samm operates with a mission of increased representation, radical community activism, interdisciplinary storytelling, and serving clients with affordable and accessible professional photography services.

Yu's creative process is a labor of love, a pursuit of justice, and a practice of capturing the perfect moment. Samm started taking photos with an old Canon digital camera as a kid but didn't pursue professional photography until sophomore year of high school. You can find Samm Yu's work in the Des Moines Register, the Daily Iowan, and Little Village Magazine.

Samm’s advice to aspiring artists is “Do not let comparison or intimidation stop you from creating what is authentic and important to you.”

Follow Samm on Instagram: @strawberriesamm


Samm is one of the artists who will be featured at the Stanley Campus Council's April event. Join us on April 13th, 2023, in the Stanley's lobby for On Display: A Student Art Showcase. This program was the personal project of 22/23 Stanley Campus Council Intern, Lily Hester. Their main goal is to dedicate an evening for non-art majors to have the space and time to showcase the art they have created and tell their story of how they incorporate art into their lives while balancing school and life.