"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 and my camera led her to the playground in Oakland, California - in search of humanity. Quietly, she cried while observing, through her lens, a stunning juxtaposition. Children of many races and creeds playing 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, various personal, professional, ceremonial purposes., as well as photojournalism.
For The People and A Mother's Lens are Golden's recent documentary projects combining photography + original songwriting + public radio journalism to capture and express the recent unprecedented US citizenry response to the Trump Administration.
At the core of Golden's approach is to seek, capture and share humanity with an empathic, journalistic sensibility.
To learn more about Ahri Golden's radio work + music: www.ahrigolden.com