Whitney Young was born near the coast of sunny, Southern California and was torn from her life, as she knew it, at age six when she was moved to the land-locked state of Kansas where she resides to this day. Whitney has always had a creative mind and found herself drawn to photography at a young age, especially in the idea of committing a physical memory into the world. Photographs offered her a way to both express those feelings of displacement in the world that she lived in and allowed her to rationalize the new environment surrounding her. This process allowed for her to express herself as a person interested in the people and places around her and how they interact with each other. Though photography is her tool for these sociological expressions, she also tends to abstract the photos in different ways such as bringing in different experimental process techniques or collaging.