Brian Young has dedicated himself to analog B&W photography since 1980.
He moved to New York in 1984 to attend classes at the ICP in Documentary Photography. During this time, he explored the city and photographed what living there in the mid 80s was like. The East Harlem Project, a collaborative photo-slideshow documentary by eight photographers was produced.
In 1986, he began assisting Eugene Richards in the processing and printing production of b&w images for Richards’ book, Below The Line: Living Poor in America. He continued this collaboration for over 25 years. He started Phototechnica Inc., an analog B&W studio in 1992 and has since printed for numerous other renown B&W photographers. He has produced book prints for over 20 important books and many more B&W exhibitions for museums around the world from a diverse group of exceptional international artists.
In addition to being a Master Printer, Brian Young has taught B&W photography at the ICP since 1988 and has taught workshops in Brazil, Mexico and Spain. In today’s world of Digital Imaging, he continues collaborating with photographers who still believe in the unique beauty of film and the gelatin silver print. To this end, he has also started to publish work from his archive of which "The Train NYC 1984" will be his first book. He optimistically hopes this new direction will result in another book...or two!