“I had the opportunity and pleasure of collaborating with Mr. Young on his remarkable YOUNG WORLD FACES exhibition as part of our commission project for the Pan Am Games in Toronto. It is a truly innovative concept, brilliantly executed with class and professionalism. The exhibition was one of the major successes of the arts and culture program entitled PANAMANIA, and was met with wild public enthusiasm and critical approval from all quarters.
Robert Young is without question, one of the most talented, passionate, committed artists I know. He is a unique individual who is not only devoted to the pursuit of excellence, but possesses an uncanny ability to create, coordinate, and execute at the highest level. His attention to detail is unique in the world of photography and art.
Mr. Young was always a pleasure to work with, and in hindsight I can honestly say that “taking his phone call” proved to be one of the most important things I did during my tenure as Creative Director of the Pan American Games, and my belief in him was returned ten- fold.
YOUNG WORLD FACES is a bold and transformational exhibition from a very committed creative artist which celebrates inclusion, diversity, and the human spirit. The exhibition remains one of the great legacies of the arts and culture component of Toronto Pan American Games cultural celebrations.”
Don Shipley, Creative Director, Toronto Pan American Games