The Photography discipline produces some of the most visually stimulating artwork to be displayed at YoungArts Week. It is fascinating to see the world through a young artist’s eyes. Finalists are chosen by a panel of accomplished photographers with a keen eye for talent.

Students who are selected in the photography discipline demonstrate original thinking, a strong sense of craft and a willingness to take creative risks. Their work conveys feeling and creates an emotional interest for the viewer. Their images are both visually arresting and conceptually stimulating. Throughout their experience at YoungArts Week, students are encouraged to think “outside of the box” and capture viewpoints and movement on camera that they wouldn’t have thought possible. Becoming immersed in their craft for an intense week of master classes and workshops they also learn to feed off the creative energy of their peers and look to them for unique perspectives.


The photography panelists will also determine the Honorable Mention and Merit awards.

Notable Alumni

  • Hernan Bas, 1996 Visual Artist
  • Lauren Greenfield, 1983 Photographer