Angela Baldridge is a freelance photographer who was born in Covington, KY and currently lives and works in Lexington, KY. She received a BA from Transylvania University, and completed coursework for a Master’s in Visual Communications at Syracuse University at the NY and London campuses. She works primarily as a photojournalist, shooting regularly for the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Her passion for telling others’ stories began when German survivors of World War II shared their stories with her for a college portrait project. Inspired by the survivors’ need to have their stories heard, she switched her focus from art to photojournalism. Since then, her work has taken her to California, Las Vegas, New York, Mexico, Germany, Hungary, and England, and all over Kentucky where she has been inspired by people’s shared and individual stories. In the wake of newspapers’ struggles, Angela began working as a program director for AmeriCorps, where she runs a state-wide home visitation program. Her work with AmeriCorps provides insight and awareness about the lives of individuals and communities all over Kentucky. Angela believes strongly in community empowerment, locally and abroad, and believes that the first step in empowering is to listen. She hopes to remain a listener, and a storyteller using photography to empower and connect people from many communities.