Christopher Young

  • Artist/Photographer
  • Auckland, New Zealand

A photographic artist whose practice focuses on the re-telling of personal stories to create new meaning, moving towards healing and transformation.

Christopher Young's love for the photographic art form began in South Africa, where he studied under renowned photographer Obie Oberholzer.

After many years in London, where he worked with some of the city's leading photographers, he moved to Auckland, where he spent four years as photography lecturer at Raffles College of Design and Commerce.

He is now actively focusing on his practice, exhibiting around New Zealand and completing his Masters at Elam School of Fine Arts. When not behind the lens, you'll find him wading the rivers of the Waikato, fly rod in hand, in search of the ever-elusive trout.

Exhibitions

Glaister Ennor Graduate Awards Group

Sanderson Gallery Newmarket, Auckland

Pocket Lint, Unitec GRADFEST Group

Snow White, Unitec Auckland

Work: Life Support System

Emerging Artists Exhibition Group

Studio 541 Auckland

Work: Aestival

The Force of Days Group

Snow White, Unitec Auckland

Work: Life Support System

Future Projections Group

Snow White, Unitec Auckland

Work: Life Support System

Waters Edge, Auckland Photography Festival Group

Silo Park Auckland

Work: Hamer Street

Awards

Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award nominee, Glaister Ennor

Highest Academic Achievement Award, Visual Arts, Unitec

Life Support System

Eden Art Award First Runner Up, Eden Arts Trust

Panuku Development Auckland Student Photography Award, Panuku Development Auckland

Education

PGDipFA at Elam School of Fine Arts

January 2017 – Present Auckland

Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts majoring in Photography at Unitec

January 2016 – December 2016 Auckland

Diploma of Fine Arts majoring in Photography at Rhodes University

January 1992 – December 1995 Grahamstown