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Patrick J Mitchell is a published award winning photographer from New York now living in Lexington. Trained in photography at Kentucky State University and The Photography Institute. Specializing in Actors Headshots and Weddings in the US and abroad. Expanding his horizons to journalism he was the lead photographer with "The Lextropolis" (A monthly magazine focusing on the African American community,  their events and issues in the urban area) and has shot for such organizations as The NAACP, The People's Campaign, The Legacy Ball and The Bluegrass Community Foundation. 

He has been published in The Lexington Herald Leader, 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, the Scott County NAACP art exhibit "Contemporary Expressions" at the Arts and Cultural center in Georgetown, The Lyric Theater, Base110 and The Downtown Arts Center as a part of The Gallery Hop. 

Commissioned by the international organization Stepping Together in 2014 to document a 5 day medical mission in Tanzania, Africa. They were offering free Cervical Cancer Screenings in Lindi at the Nani Nani festival. 

Additionally the lead photographer with the award winning project "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.

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Bluegrass Community Foundation

January 01, 2020

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, we gathered around tables with friends, neighbors, colleagues and strangers to share a meal and have a real conversation about what's important to us.

March 19, 2018

Frank X Walker is an African-American poet from Danville, Kentucky. Walker coined the word "Affrilachia", signifying the importance of the African-American presence in Appalachia: the "new word ... spoke to the union of Appalachian identity and the region's African-American culture and history". He is a Professor in the English department at the University of Kentucky and was the Poet Laureate of Kentucky from 2013-2015. 

March 19, 2018

One of three images chosen to published in the book Nikki Giovanni Anthology of Appalachian Writers.

March 19, 2018

​One of three images chosen to published in the book Nikki Giovanni Anthology of Appalachian Writers

February 23, 2018

One of three images chosen to published in the book Nikki Giovanni Anthology of Appalachian Writers. Photograph of a new father who just remarried after his wife died from a heart attack while he was stationed in Iraq. She left behind a daughter making him a single parent. You can see his daughter in his eyes.

mama I'm tired

March 19, 2018

Taken in Florence South Carolina waiting for The Christmas Parade to start.

FEAR OF DOGS & OTHER ANIMALS, her debut chapbook of poems due out this Fall from Central Square Press, is a collection for the thirteenth hour, when the day or journey is seemingly half-over and a much needed respite is emiment but is never fully actualized. These poems should not have been necessary but they are, being both timely and timeless. She should be on YOUR must read list for the fall. Stay tuned! Like us Central Square Press for release date. — with Shauna M. Morgan Kirlew.

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