LIFE THROUGH A VIEWFINDER:
A RETROSPECTIVE OF CLAYTON JOE YOUNG
Clayton Joe Young is the Senior Professor for the Photographic Technology program at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, NC. Young is an award-winning photographer whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States in sol and juried exhibitions. Young has won numerous awards including Best of Show at the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition in 2011. In 2014, Young received the Certified Professional Photographers (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America and in 2015, earned a MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2018, Young’s 5th book was published, We See What We Want to See, with poet Tim Peeler.
Young resides in Davidson, NC, with his wife, daughter and son. When not teaching, Young spends time with his family and enjoys capturing the rich heritage of North Carolina. To contact or see more work from Clayton Joe Young, visit his website: joeyoungphoto.com.