Billy Suratt

Photographer, LEX/ATL/BNA

Mid-South photojournalist Billy Suratt has been photographing stories of regional and national interest for some of the world’s largest (and smallest) publications for parts of three decades.

Billy is a veteran news photographer possessing the skills and experience needed to successfully complete most any documentary photography assignment, but his editorial photography specialties are political photography, sports photography and concert photography.

Billy has extensively traveled the Mid-South, Southeast and Midwest United States in pursuit of stories for nearly two decades, at times even venturing so far as the West Coast. He currently works from dual bases of operations in Lexington, Ky., and Atlanta, Ga., while constantly searching for any excuse to return to the heart of the Mid-South in Nashville, Tenn.


Contract Photographer at ZUMA Press
2010 – Present San Clemente, CA
Mid-South Editor at Apex MediaWire
2006 – Present Nashville, TN
Managing Editor at (defunct)
2004 – 2005 Jamestown, KY
Getty Images at Contributor Photographer
1999 – Present Seattle, WA
Mid-South Correspondent at UPI Newspictures
1998 – 2005 Nashville, TN
Correspondent at Times Journal/Russell County News
1995 – 1998 Russell Springs, KY
Staff Writer at Russell County Reporter (defunct)
1994 – 1994 Russell Springs, KY
Contributing Editor at Russell Register (defunct)
1994 – 1995 Jamestown, KY
Editorial Cartoonist at Russell Register (defunct)
1993 – 1994 Russell Springs, KY


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Available Light Photography
  • Candid Photography
  • Copywriting
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Digital Photography
  • Magazine Writing
  • Metadata
  • Newspaper Writing
  • Newswriting
  • Photography
  • Photo Mechanic
  • Reportage
  • Reporting
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • SEO
  • Social Media
  • Web Analytics
  • Web Development
  • WordPress
  • Writing


  • Commercial Photography
  • Concert Photography
  • Corporate Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Entertainment Photography
  • Magazine Photography
  • Music Photography
  • News Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Political Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Sports Photography
  • Visual Journalism


  • Apex MediaWire
  • ZUMA Press