Gene Young Virtual Exhibit
Gene Young was born in Washington, DC in 1948.
He studied photography and African-American history at Federal City College in the late 1960s. After working as free-lance documentary photographer for several local organizations and Community newspapers, Gene taught photography to DC youth for the DC Recreation for ten years. Young began to explore the expressive and aesthetic potential of fine art photography during a trip to Africa to cover The Sixth Pan African Congress in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.
Gene retired from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2019. After 30 years of photographing the museums collections. He now focuses full time on his personal work and grand kids.
Young's photographs are in several museums and private Collections.
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