About The Speaker
Patrick J. Mitchell
Patrick J Mitchell is a published award-winning photographer from New York now living in Lexington.
Patrick J Mitchell is a published award-winning photographer from New York now living in Lexington. He started training in photography at Kentucky State University with the Pentax K1000 now shooting fully digital for over fifteen years. Also a graduate of the Photography Institute. Shooting with the Nikon D610 and D300s. Specializing in Actors Headshot in New York and Weddings in the US and abroad. Expanding his horizons to journalism he recently documented a 5 day medical mission in Tanzania Africa. He is also a co-founder of the digital magazine “The Lextropolis”. A monthly magazine focusing on the African American community, their events and issues concerning.
He has been published in several newspapers, magazines and books. Most recently in The Anthology of Appalachian Poets and a new Anthology inspired by Sonia Sanchez. He also has had works displayed in the “The Good Grey Project” for the Imaginarium of The Bluegrass and the Scott County NAACP art exhibit “Contemporary Expressions” at the Arts and Cultural center in Georgetown. Current projects include My Children My Tanzania. Images from documenting a medical mission with the international organization Stepping Together. They provided free cervical cancer screenings at the Nane nane festival in Tanzania. Co-founder and lead photographer of The Lextropolis. A digital magazine documenting the african american experience in Lexington Ky and surrounding counties. Photographer and conceptual advisor on I Was Here. I Was Here – Lexington is an artistic collaboration between poet Nikky Finney, artist Marjorie Guyon and photographer Patrick J. Mitchell. The project embodies the precious work of looking at, looking behind and looking ahead to honor the past and plant a vision in the heart of America. The mission of this project is to bring healing to a divided Country. The cure is to be applied where the wound occurred. He is also and veteran actor of stage and screen for more than 30 years. www.patrickjmitchell.info He brings his experience back to the Bluegrass from New York to help cultivate aspiring artists and produce plays that speak to the African American Community. He was also an on the air personality at Lexington Community Radio www.lexingtoncommunityradio.org.
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