Young's large-format analogue work is concerned primarily with time and reconciling the experience of the postwilderness — the ubiquitous wilderness/urban interface — with what was heretofore sublime in images drawing on, and critical of, conventions in Western landscape photography. Exploring the medium's dialectic of documentary evidence and pictorialism, a moment indécisif between change and stasis, film and painting, or story and science interrogates the nature of time in the context of the Anthropocene. Rather than documenting a place at a finite moment in time, his work posits a landscape that exists only as change; a locus of fluctuating time that is and is not there: an environmental and existential continuum. His experimental, documentary, and narrative films engage similar themes of change, environmental alienation, and ecological degradation. He's been a Djerassi Resident Artist and won Chesterfield and Film Independent fellowships. As a mountaineer he's made notable first ascents and significant solo climbs. Young holds a BA from Oberlin College in studio art and geology and a MFA from Columbia University. He lives and works out of Los Angeles.
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