Billy E. Barnes is one of America's most widely published photographers. His images have appeared in books by 138 publishers and in more than 100 periodicals, including Time, Fortune, Newsweek, USA Today, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine.
Sixty-two thousand of his photographs are in a permanent collection at the University of North Carolina, and a portfolio of his documentary work rests in the U.S. Library of Congress. In 1964 Barnes was appointed public relations director of the North Carolina Fund, a nonprofit corporation whose mission was to address problems of poverty throughout the state.
Through 1969 he shot about 32,000 images for the Fund. His photos are featured in the recently published "To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America" (The University of North Carolina Press, 2010) by Robert R. Korstad and James L. Leloudis. Following his work with the Fund, Barnes launched his freelance career.
To view more of Barnes' photographs, go to www.billybarnes.com.