Billy Howard is a 2011-2012 Rosalynn Carter Fellow in Mental Health Journalism.
He is the author
of Epitaphs for the Living: Words and Images in the Time of
Aids; Portrait of Spirit:One Story at a Time, images
and interviews of people with disabilities with an introduction
by Christopher Reeve; and Angels and Monsters: A Child's Eye
View of Cancer with an introduction by Jeff Foxworthy.
His work was exhibited with the Smithsonian Institution during the 2012 Folklife Festival and in Milan, Italy in an exhibit with Vogue Italia. His photographs are in the permanent collections of The Library of Congress, the High Museum of Art, The Carter
Presidential Center and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
His work has been featured on "Good Morning America", "CBS This
Morning", NPR's "Performance Today", in the HBO special "And the
Band Played On", and the TBS special "The Coming Plague".
His photographs were
projected on the stadium screen during the opening ceremonies
of the 1996 Olympic Games in a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. His photographs are featured in the book The Unfinished
Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House
by Douglas Brinkley and in the book Pandemic: Facing AIDS
with an introduction by Kofi Anan, edited by Rory Kennedy.
He has photographed
in Africa, Latin America, Europe, India, the Middle East and Asia
for corporations, government agencies and non-profits and travels
nationally for a diverse range of clients.
Howard was an artist
in residence at the National School of Photography in France,
has lectured throughout Japan, was a Distinquished Lecturer at
The University of Texas at Austin and the University of the Arts
in Philadelphia and taught documentary photography at The Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Montana.
He has received grants
from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Southern Arts Federation,
the Georgia Council for the Arts, The City of Atlanta, Fulton
County, and The Lubo Fund. He received an Honorary Doctor of Literature
Degree from St. Andrews College in North Carolina in 1996.