About Beth Young
Located in Sacramento, California, I am a passionate nature photographer and architect greatly inspired by the diversity of nature and the rugged terrain of the beautiful west coast as well as the incredible access we have to our national parks and wilderness areas. My aesthetic endeavors to capture exquisite light, design, and dynamics for enduring landscape images.
Acutely aware of the impact that natural imagery and positive distraction can have on those in severely stressful surroundings, my passion has evolved to focus on nature photography for healthcare settings to alleviate the stress of patients, their families and caregivers, and help improve patient outcomes in clinical settings. I am deeply inspired by my late aunt, who possessed an incredible love of nature’s beauty, but also struggled with chronic illness and mobility impairment. It was through my development as a photographer and my bond with her that I realized how powerful positive imagery can be to someone with limited mobility, illness, or undergoing treatment in a stressful environment.
When I found myself going through treatment for breast cancer, it reinforced the importance of healing imagery in healthcare environments and my conviction to produce these images for the benefit of others.
My work is featured in hospitals, clinics, cancer centers, psychiatric facilities and elder care communities throughout California including Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, and Sutter Health.
As an Evidenced Based Design (EDAC) certified, and licensed architect, I have a unique understanding of the technical aspects of artwork in clinical settings. I am also a contributing photographer to the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals, an international non-profit art organization that donates nature photographs to medical facilities and hospitals.
I commit a percentage of the profits through any of my print sales toward breast cancer awareness and education causes.
Thank you so much for taking the time to view my work!
March and July, 2019, Sparrow Gallery (group exhibit), Sacramento, CA
August 2018, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center (solo exhibit), Sacramento, CA
July 2018, California State Fair Fine Art Competition (group exhibit), Sacramento, CA
November 2017, Sparrow Gallery (solo exhibit), Sacramento, CA
September 2017, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center (group exhibit), Sacramento, CA
August 2017, Via Romano Vineyards (solo exhibit), Placerville, CA
July 2017, California State Fair Fine Art Competition (group exhibit), Sacramento, CA
May 2017, Shine (solo exhibit), Sacramento, CA
Lassen Volcanic National Park, 2020 Annual Pass Photo Contest
California State Fair Fine Art Competition, Award of Merit for "Moonset Over Hot Creek", Sacramento, CA, 2017
Sacramento Fine Arts Center "Visions" 2016 Juried Photography Show, Best in Category for "Main Street, Bodie State Historical Park", Carmichael, CA
California State Fair Fine Art Competition, Award of Merit for "Coyote Hunting in the Snow", Sacramento, CA, 2016
Blueline Arts Freeze Frame, A National Art Photography Competition, "Bonsai Rock Pink Sunset", Roseville, CA, 2016
Sacramento Fine Arts Center Visions 2015 Juried Photography Show, Award of Merit for "Mount Lassen at Sunset", Carmichael, CA
California State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, Award of Merit for "Bonsai Rock Pink Sunset", Sacramento, CA, 2015