Melissa Golden - Photographer - Atlanta, GA

Selected commissions from the past 12 months. Updated regularly.

SMYRNA GA. - MAY 21, 2019:  Kiersten Saunders is photographed at her home in Smyrna, Ga. Saunders writes and speaks about financial independence.
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
Nate Greer takes a smoke break outside Sickside Tattoo Studio in Horn Lake, MS before getting a cover-up tattoo over the swastika on his chest.
Nate Greer gets the hair on his chest shaved over the swastika that will be covered up with another tattoo as his friend Josh Boyles looks on at Sickside Tattoo Studio in Horn Lake, MS on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
Nate Greer takes a smoke break outside Sickside Tattoo Studio in Horn Lake, MS.
Nate Greer winces as the swastika on his chest is covered up at Sickside Tattoo Studio in Horn Lake, MS on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
Nate Greer takes a smoke break outside Sickside Tattoo Studio in Horn Lake, MS.
ATLANTA GA. - JUN 27, 2019:  
Jason Ward wears socks featuring cardinals. Ward is host of a popular web series on Topic called "Birds of North America" in which he goes bird watching in various cities around the US with various people. Internet controvers
ATLANTA GA. - JUN 27, 2019:  
Jason Ward is host of a popular web series on Topic called "Birds of North America" in which he goes bird watching in various cities around the US with various people. Internet controversy erupted when Rolling Stone aired a s
ATLANTA GA. - JUN 27, 2019:  
Jason Ward points out birds and their calls to children attending the Trees Atlanta Junior Treekeeper Camp during a bird walk in Piedmont Park. Ward is host of a popular web series on Topic called "Birds of North America" in
ATLANTA GA. - JUN 27, 2019:  
Jason Ward shows broken robin eggs to children attending the Trees Atlanta Junior Treekeeper Camp during a bird walk in Piedmont Park. Ward is host of a popular web series on Topic called "Birds of North America" in which he
Pamela Winn is photographed in Atlanta, Ga. on Thursday, June 6, 2019.
ATLANTA GA. - AUG 23, 2018:  Dr. Shawn Lockhart is photographed in a conference room at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with a projection of inactive Candida Auris on the screen behind him. Dr. Lockhart is a fungal disease specialist at the
ATLANTA GA. - AUG 23, 2018:  Dr. Shawn Lockhart, a fungal disease specialist, shows a swab and collection tube that scientists and doctors use to collect Candida Auris from patients' skin. Dr. Lockhart works at the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi
ATLANTA GA. - AUG 23, 2018:  Dr. Snighdha Vallabhaneni is a fungal expert and epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been closely involved with the emerging Candida Auris crisis as a key member of Dr. Tom Chiller's fungal
ATLANTA GA. - AUG 23, 2018:  Inactive Candida Auris is seen on a screen at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
ATLANTA GA. - AUG 23, 2018:  Dr. Robert Tauxe is photographed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Tauxe is an authority on food safety and the Director of the CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne,  and Environmental Diseases, oversee
ATLANTA GA. - AUG 23, 2018: A model of the campus is seen at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
ATLANTA GA. - AUG 23, 2018:  Dr. Tom Chiller heads the fungal division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading the team researching the emerging Candida Auris crisis.
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
ATLANTA GA. - AUG 23, 2018:  Dr. Shawn Lockhart, a fungal disease specialist, demonstrates a sponge method that scientists and doctors use to collect Candida Auris from surfaces like upholstery and clothing. Dr. Lockhart works at the Centers for Disease C
Atlanta United head coach Frank de Boer is photographed at the team’s training ground outside Atlanta in Marietta, Ga. on Friday, April 26, 2019.
Atlanta United head coach Frank de Boer is photographed at the team’s training ground outside Atlanta in Marietta, Ga. on Friday, April 26, 2019.
Atlanta United head coach Frank de Boer is photographed at the team’s training ground outside Atlanta in Marietta, Ga. on Friday, April 26, 2019.
Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor is photographed with her dogs Canty and Sadie on her farm in Clarkesville, Ga. on Thursday, April 18, 2019.  Her new book is “Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others.”
Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor holds the eggs she collected from the chickens on her farm in Clarkesville, Ga. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Her new book is “Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others.”
Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor collects greens for dinner on her farm in Clarkesville, Ga. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Her new book is “Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others.”
Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor is photographed on her farm in Clarkesville, Ga. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Her new book is “Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others.”
Herman Cain is photographed in his office in Stockbridge, Ga. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The former Republican presidential candidate is being considered for a nomination to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors by President Trump.
Herman Cain is photographed at his offices in Stockbridge, Ga. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The former Republican presidential candidate is being considered for a nomination to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors by President Trump.
Herman Cain is photographed in his office in Stockbridge, Ga. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The former Republican presidential candidate is being considered for a nomination to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors by President Trump.
Tavonia Evans is photographed with her 8 children at her home in Buford, Ga. on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Tavonia Evans in Buford, Ga. on Monday, April 1, 2019.
ALPHARETTA GA. - MAR 29, 2019:  A HoneyBaked Ham is photographed at the company's headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga.
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
ALPHARETTA GA. - MAR 29, 2019:  A HoneyBaked Ham half is glazed after a turn on the spiral-slicing machine in the back of a retail store where the hams are prepared. The glazing process involves sugar, spices and a blowtorch.
Melissa Golden for The New Yo
ALPHARETTA GA. - MAR 29, 2019:  A HoneyBaked Ham rotates on the spiral-slicing machine in the back of a retail store where the hams are prepared.
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
ALPHARETTA GA. - MAR 29, 2019:  A HoneyBaked Ham is photographed at the company's headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga.
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
Will Fuller plays Overwatch at home in Milton, Ga. on Thursday, March 28, 2019. His parents limited his playtime to the weekends.
CREDIT: Melissa Golden for The Wall Street Journal
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With his arms around 8th grader Kierra Towns, left, and 6th grader Kameron Kibler, right, 21 Savage poses for photos after surprising a classroom at Camp Jewell House Academy. "I wanna marry him. I love him forever," said Towns.
21 Savage autographs a portrait of himself made by 7th grader Jadarrius Garris during a trip to Camp Jewell House Academy before speaking to students about financial literacy and the music industry. “I’m one of his biggest fans and one day I wanna be like
21 Savage speaks to students about financial literacy and the music industry at  in Decatur, Ga. on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
21 Savage stops by a classroom and speaks to students about financial literacy at Camp Jewell House Academy in Decatur, Ga. on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
21 Savage stops by a classroom and speaks to students about financial literacy at Camp Jewell House Academy in Decatur, Ga. on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
Cristy and Gary Rice are photographed in a room in their home where they keep memories of their teenage daughter, Lexi Crawford, who died after developing an extremely rare cancer.
Like Lila is seen in Waycross, Ga. on Monday, March 18, 2019.
Nihlia Griffin is photographed at the Seven Out site in Waycross, Ga. on Monday, March 18, 2019.
A drainage canal is seen running through Folks Park in Waycross, Ga. on Monday, March 18, 2019.
Krystal Stenson-Garrett, left, mourns with her cousin Montasha Preston outside the Peterson and Williams Funeral Home in Opelika, AL on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Preston was a survivor of the tornadoes that hit Lee County and killed four members of her an
Krystal Stenson-Garrett holds a picture of her brother that neighbors and clean-up volunteers found in the wreckage hundreds of yards where her parent's home used to be. She lost him, both parents and her uncle to the tornadoes that hit Lee County a few d
Krystal Stenson-Garrett walks with her husband through the wreckage where her family's homes used to be in Beauregard, AL on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
CHATTANOOGA TN - MAR 15, 2019:  
Jackson Lamb is a senior at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn., which he attends on scholarship. 
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
CHATTANOOGA TN - MAR 15, 2019:  
Jackson Lamb is a senior at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn., which he attends on scholarship. 
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
John R. Seydel is photographed in Atlanta, Ga. on Friday, January 11, 2019. Seydel, grandson of Ted Turner, is the Director of Sustainability for the Atlanta Mayor's office.
Dr. Suzanne Lacey visits a 5th grade science class engaged in a STEAM challenge at Winterboro School in Alpine, AL. Lacey is the superintendent of the Talladega County Schools in Alabama.
Winterboro School seventh grader Ethan Williams teams up with Dr. Suzanne Lacey to race Sphero balls against fifth graders Kobe Hale and Hannah Garrett through the halls. Lacey is the superintendent of the Talladega County Schools in Alabama.
Munford Elementary School fourth grader David Haynes shows Dr. Suzanne Lacey some of the tools available in the school's Maker Space. Lacey is the superintendent of the Talladega County Schools in Alabama.
Munford High School senior Blaise Adams dons a beekeeping suit as he shows Dr. Suzanne Lacey a beehive that's part of the ECO Farm, or Educational Community Outreach Farm, designed to teach students where their food comes from. Lacey is the superintendent
Dr. Suzanne Lacey is the superintendent of the Talladega County Schools in Alabama, seen here at Munford High School's aquaculture training facility.
Kirsten Ott Palladino is photographed at home with her wife Maria in Atlanta, Ga. They encountered a dearth of resources for LGBTQ couples when they went to plan their wedding. This inspired them to create Equally Wed, a book, digital magazine and resourc
Kirsten Ott Palladino is seen in her home office in Atlanta, Ga. She and her wife of 10 years Maria, discovered a dearth of resources for LGBTQ couples when they went to plan their wedding. This inspired them to create Equally Wed, a book, digital magazin
Kirsten Ott Palladino and her wife Maria check out the video games their twin sons are playing at their home in Atlanta, Ga.
Walter Ware works his route in Alpharetta, Ga., one of the wealthiest towns in the state. Ware is a veteran of the sanitation industry whose experience and commercial drivers license make him a valuable worker. He took a significant pay cut moving from Mi
Walter Ware works his route in Alpharetta, Ga., one of the wealthiest towns in the state. Ware is a veteran of the sanitation industry whose experience and commercial drivers license make him a valuable worker. He took a significant pay cut moving from Mi
Robb Lawson is photographed in his hometown of Gainesville, Ga. Lawson filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America alleging the organization engaged in racketeering and conspiracy for protecting volunteers known to be child predators for decades. La
Robb Lawson is photographed in his hometown of Gainesville, Ga. Lawson filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America alleging the organization engaged in racketeering and conspiracy for protecting volunteers known to be child predators for decades. La
DECATUR GA. - NOV 28, 2018:  
Nuam San is a freshman at Agnes Scott College. San, who came to the U.S. from Myanmar when she was 14, is a recipient of the college's Elizabeth Kiss Trailblazer Scholarship and is the first in her family to attend college. S
DECATUR GA. - NOV 28, 2018:  
Nuam San, a freshman at Agnes Scott College, walks to her first class of the day. San, who came to the U.S. from Myanmar when she was 14, is a recipient of the college's Elizabeth Kiss Trailblazer Scholarship and is the first
ATLANTA GA. - OCT 30, 2018:  
Spinach burekas. The savory Turkish hand pies are a sephardic culinary tradition at Congregation Or VeShalom in Atlanta, Ga.
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
ATLANTA GA. - OCT 30, 2018:  
A volunteer wraps a tray of burekas at Congregation Or VeShalom during a Tuesday bureka-making session. The finished savory hand pies will be frozen and then sold at the synagogue's annual holiday bazaar in December. 
Melissa
ATLANTA GA. - OCT 30, 2018:  
Congregant Betty Israel, 96, volunteers stuffing burekas at Congregation Or VeShalom.
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
GRAYSON GA. - OCT 26, 2018:  
Congressman John Lewis stumps for Carolyn Bourdeaux a Democratic candidate for Georgia's 7th congressional district during an early vote rally at a private home in Grayson, Ga.
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
(R-L) Song Lin and his business partner Zhang Yan are photographed in front of bales of plastic bags waiting to be processed at their 300,000-square-foot facility that is being converted into a recycling plant in Montezuma, Ga.  Song Lin says the facility
Song Lin shows the end result of plastic recycling at his facility in central Georgia- pellets that serve as raw material for new goods. Song says the facility will be able to process 4-5 million lbs of plastic monthly which will be turned into these pell
Self-help guru and best-selling author Rachel Hollis is photographed in Atlanta, Ga.
Self-help guru and best-selling author Rachel Hollis gets her makeup touched up backstage at an event she was hired to speak at for the multi-level-marketing company LuLaRoe as her husband Dave waits with her nearby.
Self-help guru and best-selling author Rachel Hollis takes the stage at an event for the multi-level-marketing company LuLaRoe, jumping and energizing the enthusiastic and warmly receptive crowd who were all given copies of Hollis' book, "Girl, Wash Your
Women in the first row listen and take notes as self-help guru and best-selling author Rachel Hollis speaks at an event for the multi-level-marketing company LuLaRoe. Attendees were all given copies of Hollis' book, "Girl, Wash Your Face" by the company.
Self-help guru and best-selling author Rachel Hollis speaks at an event for the multi-level-marketing company LuLaRoe. Attendees were all given copies of Hollis' book, "Girl, Wash Your Face" by the company.
Enthusiastic attendees take pictures of self-help guru and best-selling author Rachel Hollis at an event for the multi-level-marketing company LuLaRoe. Hollis told them to get the pictures out of the way at the beginning of the talk so they could "be pres
Audience members dance at the behest of self-help guru and best-selling author Rachel Hollis who was speaking at an event for the multi-level-marketing company LuLaRoe. Attendees were all given copies of Hollis' book, "Girl, Wash Your Face" by the company
ATLANTA GA. - OCT 16, 2018:  
Bill White and Bryan Eure are photographed in their home in Atlanta, Ga. The married couple are outspoken Trump supporters, which is a major departure from Mr. White's longstanding support for the Clintons.
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ATLANTA GA. - OCT 16, 2018:  
A Donald Trump campaign button which Bill White acquired at Trump's election night party after heading over from Clinton's event is displayed in Mr. White's office in the home he shares with husband Bryan Eure in Atlanta, Ga.
LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright (front L-R) are the co-founders of Black Voters Matter, seen here with others in the organization outside Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga. The group seeks to mobilize voters and advocate for enfranchising policies.
MORROW GA. - OCT 9, 2018:  Senator Elizabeth Warren stumps for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams at Clayton State University, reminding the crowd multiple times this day was the last chance to register to vote in Georgia.
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MORROW GA. - OCT 9, 2018:  Jewels Morgan of Snellville, Ga. holds an Elizabeth Warren figurine as she waits for the start of a campaign rally for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams featuring Senator Warren at Clayton State University. Morgan vo
ATLANTA GA. - OCT 8, 2018:  Dr. David Hu is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology at Georgia Tech where he researches the biomechanics of animal locomotion like the slithering of snakes and the motion of frog tongues. His new book "How
HOOVER AL - SEP 25, 2018:  The Falcons prepare to run a play during a game at the Hoover Metro Stadium Complex in Hoover, AL. The Falcons are a 4th grade league team in the Youth Recreational Flag Football Program offered by the city of Hoover, which had
HOOVER AL - SEP 25, 2018:  Falcons players listen to their coaches after a difficult first half at the Hoover Metro Stadium Complex in Hoover, AL. The Falcons are a 4th grade league team in the Youth Recreational Flag Football Program offered by the city
HOOVER AL - SEP 25, 2018:  Falcons quarterback Jackson Schultz walks over to put away the flags after a game at the Hoover Metro Stadium Complex in Hoover, AL. The Falcons are a 4th grade league team in the Youth Recreational Flag Football Program offered
PITTS GA. - SEP 21, 2018:  Clark Roundtree drives a peanut digger-inverter, pulling up rows of the crop and depositing them pod-side-up for later harvest. The Iraq War veteran is a farmhand working on his friend's 1,400 acre peanut and cotton farm which s
PITTS GA. - SEP 21, 2018:  Clark Roundtree shells a peanut he just dug up in the field. The Iraq War veteran is a farmhand working on his friend's 1,400 acre peanut and cotton farm which supports three families, including his own. 
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HOMEWOOD AL - SEP 24, 2018:  Middle school football Coach Steve Sills walks off the field with his team after the referees detected lightning and directed everyone to take shelter.
Melissa Golden for The New York Times
HOMEWOOD AL - SEP 24, 2018:  Middle school football Coach Steve Sills watches in pouring rain as his team attempts to complete a game that was rescheduled due to weather. After only seconds of play, lightning flashed and the team was quickly ushered off t
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