NEW YORK, NY / NEW JERSEY WHITNEY@WHITNEY-HAYES.COM
Whitney Hayes is an American fashion and portrait photographer living and working in Manhattan and New Jersey. She began taking photos professionally later in life, after raising a family and caring for her mother who was stricken with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Her work was most recently selected to be included in the American Photography 38 book, and chosen as a winning image by The British Journal of Photography for 2020 Portrait Of Humanity. A 2020 Lensculture award winner, her work received two honorable mentions in the Julia Margaret Cameron 2020 awards. She has won several PDN awards, and has been a selected American Photography winner for three years.
With a client list that includes The Last Magazine, Collina Strada, Carolina Herrera, Ignant, Nike, VSCO, Moda Operandi, Donna Karan, Vogue online, and Schön Magazine, Whitney Hayes is a 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.
LENSCULTURE GROUP EXHIBITION, 2022
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 38 SELECTED
LENSCULTURE CRITIC'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER 2020
JULIA MARGARET CAMERON AWARD HONORABLE MENTIONS PEOPLE AND PORTRAIT
PORTRAIT OF HUMANITY WINNER, 2020
BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2020 'PORTRAIT OF HUMANITY'
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 34 SELECTED WINNER
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 33 SELECTED WINNER
AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 32 SELECTED WINNER
PDN THE LOOK EDITORIAL FIRST PLACE 2015
PDN THE LOOK ADVERTISING WINNER 2017
Booooooom A Year in Photos 2107
PDN Your Best Shot Winner Editorial 2015
International Photography Awards 2016, Honorable Mention Portraits
Rangefinder Magazine First Place Lifestyle fashion editorial
NIKE, THE LAST MAGAZINE, COLLINA STRADA, CAROLINA HERRERA, VSCO, SCHÖN MAGAZINE, IGNANT, THE CUT, MONROWE MAGAZINE, YIGAL AZROUEL, FUJIFILM, TEETH MAGAZINE, KATIE ERMILIO, DONNA KARAN, CFDA, VOGUE ONLINE.