Early morning light hits the tree line in Grand Teton National Park on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Photo by Billy Weeks

Billy Weeks has photographed happiness; he’s photographed despair. He’s seen beauty and he’s seen  ugliness.

And he has shared it with the world.

On Jan. 2, 2010, Weeks left a career in photojournalism that spanned more than 25 years at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, where he eventually became the director of photography and graphics.

After leaving the newspaper industry, he became a lecturer of communication and adviser for The University Echo student newspaper at UTC, but he has never quit being a photojournalist and is now an independent documentary photographer.

On his personal website, his artist’s statement says:

“My goal is to make each image tell a story. Each subject is important and if I have chosen the right subject the image has power. Over the last 25 years I have photographed many important events. Some of these events are extraordinary, like presidential visits and breaking news, while others represent daily life in my community or abroad. These images are my statement and I hope they speak publicly for the people who cannot speak for themselves.”

 

 


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