“Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers” was recently published by Sapling Grove Press. It is an edited collection of photographs, biographical and web/contact information, and artists’ statements from 82 contemporary photographers in the Southern Appalachian region.
Director of CVCC’s Photographic Technology associate degree program, Young has won numerous photography awards, including 2014 first place Downtown USA Category Autumn Photography Exhibition at the Burke County Arts Council, 2011 Best in Show Appalachian Mountain Photography Exhibit, 2007 first place Catawba Valley Camera Club Professional Division, and numerous press awards.
A Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) by the Professional Photographers of America, he has hosted gallery shows across the South. He has won numerous grants and fellowships, including the 2010 Martin Luther King Spark Grant, 2009 Regional Artist Project Grant and 2009 Community Folklife Documentary Institute Grant.
Young holds a master’s degree in digital photography and master of fine arts in photography, both from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
He and his family live in Davidson.