photographer − author − artist

Melody Golding is an author, photographer, and artist living in Vicksburg, Ms.   Her books, published by The University Press of Mississippi, include Panther Tract: Wild Boar Hunting in the Mississippi Delta and Katrina:Mississippi  Women Remember.  The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History Archives Center acquired her solo documentary exhibit about Hurricane Katrina.  Her photographs are on display in the Congressional Hearing Room at the Department of Homeland Security and have been featured in solo exhibitions at The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and at colleges, universities and museums.  Her work is in many private and public collections and she has written for various statewide publications. 


Artist Statement

"I try to capture in my work a sense not only of timelessness but also of grace. To convey an observance of order out of the usual chaos of visual forms. God has given me this gift to share what I see in this world both as a patient and ardent observer, and as a participant in what I see, with the camera being the conduit of expression in my photography. For me, photography is a visual communication that is an adventure absolutely fueled by relentless challenge. When the photography and adventure become one, the experience is exponential."

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