Billy Suratt

Mid-South Photojournalist (LEX/ATL/BNA)

Lexington, KY & Atlanta, GA, USA

Billy Suratt

Mid-South photojournalist and Kentucky writer. 20+ years experience covering stories of regional and national interest for publications large and small. Based in Lexington, KY, and Atlanta, GA, with additional focus on Nashville, TN.


Time Magazine: "Rick Santorum: His Life and Career in Photos"

Photo in gallery chronicling the Republican presidential hopeful's entire life and political career. Link to Story

Huffington Post: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) political photo

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kentucky.
The Huffington Post Link to Story

Bloomberg: Rick Santorum presidential campaign photo

Political photo illustrating story on presidential campaign polling by Businessweek publisher Bloomberg.
Bloomberg Link to Story

Wall Street Journal: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) election day photo

Election day political campaign photo of Kentucky's newly-elected, Tea Party-backed junior senator.
The Wall Street Journal Link to Story

Time Magazine: Jack Conway & Rand Paul #KYSEN debate photo

Political debate photo from Kentucky's contentious 2010 U.S. Senate campaign. Link to Story

Time Magazine: Rand Paul Kentucky Senate campaign photo

Political photo illustrating story about the latest 2010 midterm election poll numbers. Link to Story

TIME Political Pictures of the Week, Feb. 18-24, 2012

My photo of GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum praying with his family at a Georgia church was chosen as one of TIME magazine's political pictures of the week for Feb. 18-24, 2012. Link to Story

Wall Street Journal: Rand Paul, Ron Paul & Geoff Davis photo

Tea Party star Rand Paul campaigns with his dad and Kentucky's 4th District congressman.
The Wall Street Journal Link to Story

Mother Jones: Newt Gingrich presidential campaign photo

Photo of GOP presidential hopeful and former House speaker campaigning in South Carolina.
Mother Jones Link to Story

Newsweek/Daily Beast: Front page Rand Paul political photo

Kentucky U.S. Senate campaign photo of Tea Party phenom Rand Paul, front page and above-the-fold.
Newsweek/The Daily Beast Link to Story

Ron Paul photo in Mother Jones

Mother Jones licensed one of my Ron Paul photos for a story about federal spending in the Texas congressman's congressional district.
Mother Jones Link to Story

MOTHER JONES: 2 political photos of KY Sen. Rand Paul

For a 2014 story about the Kentucky senator and likely 2016 presidential contender's keen fashion sense.
Mother Jones Link to Story


Billy Suratt

I'm a professional freelance photographer and journalist covering the Mid-South and beyond from a base in Southern Kentucky. I don't shoot for free and I don't sign work-for-hire photography contracts. Anything else you want? I'm your man.

You can contact me through my website at



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