Melissa Golden (b. 1984, USA) is an Atlanta, GA based editorial and commercial photographer. She enjoyed a nomadic childhood courtesy of the U.S. Military and her photography is directly influenced by all the places she’s called home at some point- the brazen oddity and beauty of Southern California, the tradition of the Deep South, the storm light of rural Florida, the heady intrigue of the Middle East and the stiff formality of the District of Columbia.
After graduating from the University of Georgia with degrees in International Relations and Journalism, she transitioned from newspapers to the wires to the magazine and commercial work she does today. Melissa’s photography has been recognized by American Photography, the White House News Photographer’s Association, the World Photography Organization and the Eddie Adams Workshop and has been shown at exhibitions in DC, LA, Stockholm and Cape Town.
Her clients include Fast Company, Bloomberg Businessweek, ESPN Magazine, CNN, Variety, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and PepsiCo among others.