Billy Weeks

southern based photographer
2019 Photos of the Year

2019 Photos of The Year

Susan Sontag, a photography writer, and critic, once said,” To collect photographs is to collect the world.” This year my favorite photographs are a collection of images ranging from Central America to following the UTC’s Rugby team. I believe that images have power and they may be the strongest of all communication elements. As a wise mentor once told me, “just be quiet and let your photographs speak for you.” I am being quiet.

Luis Reyes at his home in Carpules, Honduras. Friday, July 19, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
On many summer afternoons, hundreds of people will drive up Lookout Mt to watch the riders of the wind. A lone fan watches a hang glider and paraglider sail past each other. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
Yolanda Lopez sells meat at the market in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Friday. July 26, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
94-year-old Matilda Rodiguez at her home in Santa Rosa Guinope, Honduras. She is the oldest living member of her village. Wed. July 17, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
American Airlines flight from Chicago to Miami flies over Chattanooga, Tenn. during the Mercury Transit. Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system and on rare occasions will pass between Earth and the Sun as seen as a small dot near the center of the sun in this image. Image made using a solor filter. Monday, November 11 2019, (Photo by Billy Weeks)
93-year-old Maria Lucrecia at her home after a home visit from a doctor in Mandasta, Honduras. Monday. July 22, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
UTC’s wideout Reginald Henderson catches a pass for a touchdown during the UTC Tennessee NCAA football game. Tennessee won the game. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
Baseball is often played in the small villages in Nicaragua. Allen takes a full swing at a pitch in El Tuma, Matagalpa Nicaragua. Friday. July 26, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
Linda Williams of Warner Robins, GA works at the Snake Women’s exhibit at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, GA.
94-year-old Matilda Rodiguez at her home in Santa Rosa Guinope, Honduras. She is the oldest living member of her village. Wed. July 17, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
Morning fog beams in Chickamauga Park. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
The B-29/B-24 Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force brings together the aircraft, pilots, and crews to create the Airpower History tour with World War II aircraft to Chattanooga, TN. Fan watch FIFI, the most famous, flying Boeing B-29 Super fortress take off at Lovell Field.
For a hang glider to take off, a pilot has two options. He can use a tow plane and be tethered up to 3000 feet and released, or he can use a ramp on the mountain and foot launch by getting enough air moving across the wing to fly. If one uses the ramp, he must be aware of wind speed and direction. In the same way, a hawk flies without flapping its wings, a pilot will hunt for warm rising air to lift his glider. On many summer afternoons, hundreds of people will drive up Lookout Mt to watch the riders of the wind. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
Tennessee fans sit in the stands before a UTC /Tennessee NCAA football game. Tennessee won the game. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate Allen Deberry showed up as Spiderman at the May Commencement. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
For a hang glider to take off, a pilot has two options. He can use a tow plane and be tethered up to 3000 feet and released, or he can use a ramp on the mountain and foot launch by getting enough air moving across the wing to fly. If one uses the ramp, he must be aware of wind speed and direction. In the same way, a hawk flies without flapping its wings, a pilot will hunt for warm rising air to lift his glider. On many summer afternoons, hundreds of people will drive up Lookout Mt to watch the riders of the wind. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
29-year-old Ceneida holds her son waiting for medical care in La Fundadora, Jinotega Nicaragua. Wed July 24, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
69-year-old Lucy Marino, who had dental surgery stands in her home in El Camen, Matagalpa Nicaragua. Thur. July 25, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
A child plays as her grandfather sells vegetables at the market in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Friday. July 26, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
With sweat pouring down UGA’s EÕTorrion Wilridge handles the ball against Tennessee’s defense. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
Joana who traveled with her family waiting for medical care from BMDMI in Santa Rosa Guinope, Honduras. Wed. July 17, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
The Heritage and Ridgeland football game was postponed because of lighting on Sept. 27th. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
A nurse looks at X-rays of a hurt hand at The Centro Medico de Especialidades in Guaimaca, Honduras. Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
The first recorded rugby game in the United States was in 1874 with Harvard defeating McGill University. Over the years the rugby was included in the Olympics until 1924 when it was pulled. As a result, American football became more popular. In Chattanooga, we haveUT Chattanooga club rugby. UTC’s Reece Houk and Katie Noriega of Alabama complete for a line out. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
Mr. Donald Clark lives in Chattanooga Tennessee and he used to own a home. Now he rents and rarely sees his family. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
The Georgia National Fair is held every year in Perry GA. Each year it is estimated that over 40,000 people attend the event. A handler and her calf walk to be groomed before sunrise. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
The Georgia National Fair is held every year in Perry GA. Each year it is estimated that over 40,000 people attend the event. A water works performer rides a water jet. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
The Georgia National Fair is held every year in Perry GA. Each year it is estimated that over 40,000 people attend the event. A waterworks performer on a jet ski. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
The Georgia National Fair is held every year in Perry GA. Each year it is estimated that over 40,000 people attend the event. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
Pemaquid Point Light was commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1827 and is located at the entrance of John’s Bay. On rainy nights beams of light can be seen reflecting off the fog and mist. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (Photo by Billy Weeks)
Two boys stand in line waiting for medical care in Mandasta, Honduras. Monday. July 22, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
A farmer herds cattle in Santa Rosa Guinope, Honduras.. Wed. July 17, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
The super moon on Jan.21st over the Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, TN. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
Gustaso Diaz chopping wood in Carpules, Honduras. Friday, July 19, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
HeritageÕs football running back Maddox Rose (3) runs for a first down in a rainstorm during al game with Southeast Whitfield. (Photo By Billy Weeks)
HeritageÕs football Gabe Ogle slides in the rain after defeating Southeast Whitfield. (Photo By Billy Weeks)
Heritage football fans leave the game with Southeast Whitfield because of weather. (Photo By Billy Weeks)
HeritageÕs player Gabe Ogle has a fur coat on before a playoff game with St Pius X . St Pius X won the game and ending a great run by Heritage. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
A full moon rises next to the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. Monday June, 17, 2019 (Photo by Billy Weeks)
Sunrise on the rocky coast at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. Friday, June 14, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
With 94-degree heat and seven miles of trails, I walked through rows of junked cars at Old Car City in White Georgia. All of the cars are older than 1972 and the rust is the proof. . The fins, headlights, and bumpers are reminders that the older the car the more attention paid to the style.(Photo by Billy Weeks)
With 94-degree heat and seven miles of trails, I walked through rows of junked cars at Old Car City in White Georgia. All of the cars are older than 1972 and the rust is proof. The fins, headlights, and bumpers are reminders that the older the car the more attention paid to the style.(Photo by Billy Weeks)
With 94-degree heat and seven miles of trails, I walked through rows of junked cars at Old Car City in White Georgia. All of the cars are older than 1972 and the rust is proof. The fins, headlights, and bumpers are reminders that the older the car the more attention paid to the style.(Photo by Billy Weeks)
According to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, there are more than 43 million rodeo fans in the United States and 7th in all sports attendance. It draws more fans than golf and tennis. Chas. B. Davis Memorial Rodeo in it 24th year is held every July in Ringgold, GA. (Photo By Billy Weeks)
Agustin Pastrana walked for two hours to get medical care from BMDMI in Santa Rosa Guinope, Honduras. Wed. July 17, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)
8-year-old Mayli Saman holds her brother wrapped in an American Flag blanket while waiting for medical care in Mandasta, Honduras. Monday. July 22, 2019. (Photo by Billy Weeks)