Arden Barnes is a photojournalist based in Lexington, Kentucky. She is a graduate from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism.

She was born and raised in central Kentucky and has a high sense of pride for the people and stories of the area. She is a proud Kentuckian.

Barnes was a 2018 Reinke Grant recipient and participated in the Boyd's Station Project 306.36. She was an intern at the Sacramento Bee the summer of 2019. Barnes was also a member of the Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII class in October 2019.  

Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Sacramento Bee and the Lexington Herald-Leader, among others. She has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, College Photographer of the Year, Hearst Journalism Awards and the Kentucky News Photographer Association.

Barnes is available for freelance assignments in Kentucky and surrounding areas.

Phone: (859) 608-9015 | Email:

See her resume here.

Photo by Jack Gruber

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