Whitney Hayes is an American portraNew Jersey. She began taking photos professionally later in life, after raising a family and caring for her mother who was stricken with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Her work was chosen as a winning image by The British Journal of Photography for 2020 Portrait Of Humanity. A 2020 Lensculture award winner, her work received two honorable mentions in the Julia Margaret Cameron 2020 awards. She has won several PDN awards, and has been a selected American Photography winner for three years.
With a client list that includes The Last Magazine, Collina Strada, Carolina Herrera, Ignant, Nike, VSCO, Moda Operandi, Donna Karan, Vogue online, and Schön Magazine, Whitney Hayes is a photographer passionate about capturing the defining moments of humanity, driven by mood as a compositional element. Searching for emotion within a landscape of disconnect, Hayes purveys youth and beauty through a range of projects from backstage and runway to editorial.
About ‘Summer Unseen‘ – words by Whitney Hayes:
Summer Unseen is a portrait of the small New Jersey shore town of Keansburg, and the people who live there. It is a town still recovering economically from the devastation of hurricane sandy. Interestingly, it’s residents are a diverse group. Welcoming, hopeful and kind, i have met so many people who were happy to pose for portraits, and observed so many friendships between people of different races. Shot entirely on film, I’ve been documenting the town and the residents for two years. This project is ongoing.