Hank Young is a Kansas City native whose photographic journey is in its fifth decade. For most of those years, Young’s photography served the corporate, advertising and editorial community, including 42 years in professional and college athletics. People + Places features both his past work and a new chapter of photography inspired by ordinary people and the extraordinary places they inhabit.
About Hank Young
Hank’s photos have been published internationally in a wide range of magazines: Time, Newsweek, People, Cosmopolitan, Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, Forbes, and Fortune. His work also has appeared in the pages of The London Times, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. He helped create corporate reports and advertising projects for numerous Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Sprint, Southwestern Bell, PepsiCo, and Northwest Airlines. His work in sports has taken him to the Olympic Games, the World Series, the World Cup, the Indy 500, Super Bowls, and NFL games in Germany, Japan and Mexico, along with NCAA championships. Game Face, a collection of portraits from his more than 30 seasons as team photographer of the Kansas City Chiefs was published in conjunction with the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in 2001. A Kansas City native, he attended Maur Hill School in Atchison and then the University of Kansas, where he earned an undergraduate degree in political science and a graduate degree with honors in journalism.