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Melissa Golden lives in the DC metro area, but she isn’t really from anywhere in particular. Her nomadic childhood, courtesy of the United States military, has led to a life marked by continuous change, renewal and wanderlust. Her work is 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. She may not know where she’s going next, but her pictures help her to keep track of where she’s been.
DC-based freelancer Melissa Golden photographed a story for the Wall Street Journal about a master gelato artisan.
DC- based freelancer Melissa Golden photographed swimsuit designer Tala Raassi, who received 40 lashes as punishment for wearing a miniskirt to her 16th birthday party in her native Iran.