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Tom Young Photography

Tom Young was born in 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his M.F.A. in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1977 and his B.A. in photography from Goddard College in Vermont in 1973. From 1979 to 2011 he was a professor of art at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Although now retired, he continues to teach as a visiting artist and professor of photography and art at Amherst College and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He has received an Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, five Artist Fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and, in 2009, the Governor's Citation for contributions to the arts of Massachusetts. His photographs are included in more than thirty permanent collections, including the Amon Carter Museum, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Center for Creative Photography, Corcoran Gallery of Art, George Eastham House International Museum of Photography, High Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Polaroid International Collection in Offenbach, Germany, and Yale University Art Gallery. Young's photographs have also appeared in more than eighty exhibitions worldwide, including those at the International Center of Photography in New York City, Frans Hals Museum in Harlem, The Netherlands, Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Germany, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and Tokyo Museum of Photography. His first book of photographs, Recycled Realities, with John Willis, was published by the Center for American Places, in association with Columbia College Chicago, in 2006. His photographs have also appeared in American Perspectives (Tokyo Museum of Photography, 2000), Goodbye to Apple Pie (DeCordova Museum, 1992), and Artworks: Tom Young (Williams College Museum of Art, 1990).



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