Whitney Hayes is an American portrait photographer living and working in Manhattan and New 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 recent project, 'Jayde' is a 2020 Portrait of Humanity winner, and 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.