I bought my first camera in 1996 and fiddled around with it until the day after September 11th, 2001.
Grief and my camera led me to the playground in Oakland, California - in search of humanity. Quietly, I cried while observing, through my 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 I became a photographer.
Since then, I have had the honor and privilege of creating award-winning portraiture appearing in publications, on album covers, websites, as well as other various personal, professional, and ceremonial purposes.
FOR THE PEOPLE is my photo-audio collection to document the recent unprecedented US citizenry response to the Trump Administration.
At the core of my approach is an empathic, journalistic sensibility to facilitate and capture the dynamic essence of being human.
To learn more about my public radio work + music: www.ahrigolden.com