Melissa Alexander began as a documentary and street photographer/filmmaker, enjoying the process of making candid, beautiful moments last forever. As she grew in her craft, studio portraiture began to interest her more, finding delight in the experience of photographing her clientele in an intimate setting.
She resides in Atlanta’s West End community with her daughter. Currently, she is working on projects related to black identity, police brutality, and ancestral memory.
2019 “The Innerground Railroad”, Atlanta
2019 “If I Told You…”, Atlanta
2019 “Shero”, Atlanta
2018 Arts, Beats, & Lyrics: Atlanta
2018 “Light Study”: A Community Portrait Pop Up, National Black Arts Festival
2018 Dead Ringer 2, Future Gallery
2018 “Bloom: A Visual Unfurling of Light,” Spelman College Museum of Art
2018 Artist Facilitator for Emory University’s Arts & Ethics Department
2017 “Stand,” Auburn Avenue Research Library
2017 “Dead Ringer,” Future Gallery
2018 To West End, With Love short film
2018 Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta “Best Photographer”