"You are a master at your work." - Nathalie Udo
Ahri Golden bought her first camera in 1996 and fiddled around with it until the day after September 11th, 2001.
Grief led her to an Oakland, California playground along with her camera in search of humanity. Quietly, she cried while observing, through her lens, a stunning juxtaposition. Children of many races and creeds played together in peace while the American citizenry was in a collective state of shock, fear and despair. That was the day she became a photographer.
- Dot Fisher-Smith
Since then, Golden has created award-winning portraiture appearing in publications, on album covers, websites, and various personal, professional, and ceremonial purposes, as well as photojournalism.
A Mother's Lens is Golden's recent media project combining photography + public radio + original lyrics.
Golden seeks to capture and share humanity with an empathic, journalistic sensibility.
To learn about Ahri Golden's public radio + music works: www.ahrigolden.com