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Audra Melton de Elgarrista  portraits + documentary 📷📍#ATL

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Marian Liou, founder of @welovebuhi, stands in front of murals along Buford Highway in Atlanta. The art installations celebrate the multicultural communities surrounding the highway. 📸: @AudraMelton
#makeportraits #bufordhighway #sunshine #atlanta #atlantaphotographer

The opener for a story about Ukraine shot last spring for the latest issue of In Touch Magazine - beautifully designed by @metaleapcreative right here in Atlanta.
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Also sending out big congratulations to Metaleap on their nomination for @spdesigners Magazine of the Year for Howler Magazine. Please go check out @whatahowler to see more of the brilliant work Metaleap is doing, making 100% sure #atlanta is always on the map.
#madeinatlanta #atlantadesign #publicationdesign #greatdesign #editorial #reportage #fbf

Sgt. Anna Lange for @npr - link in bio to full story, beautifully reported by Keren Landman.
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“Despite both medical and legal consensus, 30 states allow health insurance plans to exclude transgender-related health care from coverage. Most of these states are in the South, Midwest and Great Plains, and most have a relatively high proportion of rural residents.” #linkinprofile #reportage #atlantaphotographer #editorialphotographer #georgia #makeportraits #transgender #trans #healthcare #everydayruralamerica

Some scenes from the destruction left behind after an EF-4 tornado hit rural Lee County, Alabama and killed 23 people on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
I met Rodger Adams, 68, as he was clearing a fallen tree from a friend’s yard who had not survived the storm. Adams only realized he knew the homeowner once he arrived, to help his son clean up a co-worker’s property, and someone referred to the victim by his nickname, Road Dog. David “Road Dog” Dean, 53, was home alone when the tornado struck, completely destroying his trailer. Family members solemnly sifted through the debris, setting aside personal effects where the home once stood. Dean’s motorcycle and semi truck were left undamaged. Two houses away, on the same side of the street, Grenadas Baker’s house was damaged, although unlike Dean’s, still on its foundation. Grenadas, 38, services Coke machines for a living. He, his wife, and their children had just finished a late breakfast when they realized they had to seek cover immediately and headed into the bathroom. When they emerged, biscuits sat neatly on a plate next to the stove, while the roof over, and entire wall behind, the sofa were gone. A tree branch pierced their toppled dining room table like a thrown spear. Baker, who was taking insurance photos when I met him, said that he was thankful. “I mean, we were scared. But the Lord kept us. Things you can replace. Lives you cannot.” Read more about the storms and what you can do to help @nytimes, thoughtfully reported by @alanblinder and Patricia Mazzei. Thanks to @morriganm for allowing me to help tell these stories.
#beauregard #beauregardstrong #alabama #tornado #disaster

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Houses lay shredded, entire neighborhoods flattened and at least 23 are dead in the wake of Sunday’s storms in Lee County, Alabama. Tornadoes hit Alabama, Georgia and Florida on Sunday causing destruction. By Sunday evening, continuing into Monday, search-and-rescue workers rushed to help the communities that were pummeled by the storms. Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama said she had spoken with President Trump and received assurances of federal support. @audramelton shot this photo on Sunday of a neighbor carrying out a basket of salvaged clothes in Beauregard, Alabama. Visit the link in our profile for live updates, which include information on how you can help.

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Buddy Pittard was a conservative Christian who thought his beliefs about capital punishment were unshakable. A death row inmate proved him wrong.
Photography by @audramelton | Photo director @carolinecarbinekilgore | Art director @iamkhoality #atlantamagazine #ATL #magazine #mags #printisnotdead #graphicdesign #tbt #atlantaphotographer #makeportraits

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate @staceyabrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump’s #SOTU next week. #nytassignment #georgia #politics #uspolitics #womeningovernment #herstory

Thank you to the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, @atlantamagazine and @lizzlou for asking me to photograph @shanequagay of @wonderroot (along with Tim Miller, @tim_trefzer, Julia Langford and the late, great, Ivory Lee Young) for Jennifer Rainey Marquez’s piece “Making the Good Times Last,” detailing Super Bowl Host Committee initiatives that will leave an impact on our city for years to come. Pick up the official @atlsuperbowl53 commemorative magazine, on newsstands now. #atlantaphotographer #makeportraits #superbowl53 #superbowl #weloveatl

Sisters Eliza and Celia Imhoff at today’s March On To 2020 rally - Atlanta’s Westside. #nytassignment #atlantaphotographer #georgia #rally #MarchOnTo2020

Last month I met up with @jenhidinger @staplehouse to photograph her for @aarp ‘s new Instagram account, focused on the lives and experiences of Gen X. Jen and her late husband, Chef Ryan Hidinger, co-founded #thegivingkitchen, a nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to restaurant workers in times of crisis.

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