With a client list that includes Carolina Herrera, Ignant, Nike, VSCO, Donna Karan, Moda Operandi, Schön Magazine, Vogue and Teeth, Whitney Hayes is a fashion 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. Aside from her interests in contemporary visual culture, Whitney is also an activist in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, raising awareness and affecting change through an in-depth portrait project. Providing glimpses into the complexities of memory, time and the singular physical experience, the following works cast an eye over our place within nature as a land of light and shadows – deep forestry and open pathways depict larger depths within the psyche.
Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante provides an unmatched exploration of the artist’s process of capturing a region in decline.
The Role of Activism
What does it mean to be an activist? How can we use social media? In the age of Instagram, Houston Center for Photography considers visual identities.