Billy Weeks has worked as a journalist for over 30 years. His career started with the Chattanooga Times in 1984 as a staff photographer. In 1995, he became the Photo Team Leader, and in 1999 he was named Director of Photography/Graphics at The Chattanooga Times Free Press and in 2010 he became an independent documentary photographer.
As a photojournalist, Weeks has covered assignments that range from the World Series to small villages in Central America. His photographs of poverty in Honduras were selected as an award of Excellence for editorial photography in the Communication Arts Photography Annual. Additionally, he has won the Gordon Parks International Photography award twice and was a finalist seven times. His photographs on baseball in the Dominican Republic and Central America was featured by CNN and Photography District News.
Weeks has also been an adjunct instructor in photojournalism at Southern Adventists University for the last 24 years and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for 3 years. He has been a visiting speaker at many Universities and a presenter at the Southern Short Course for photojournalism. He believes that not only should journalists cover their assignment, but should also give something back to their profession. Today he lives in Ringgold, Georgia with his wife, two daughters, and a beagle.