Carolyn Meltzer is an Atlanta-based fine arts photographer whose lifelong love and deep respect for nature are expressed in her creative work. Meltzer’s photographs have been featured in more than 50 solo and juried group shows in Atlanta, New York, New Orleans, Portland, Los Angeles, Berlin, Barcelona, and Athens and in arts festivals including Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the Berlin Photo Biennale, Art Takes Miami, and New Orleans’ PhotoNOLA.
Always drawn to visual images, Meltzer studied both photography and imaging science and also works as a physician radiologist. Photography has been the creative complement to her medical imaging career.
Meltzer has also enjoyed several fruitful artistic collaborations. Together with the renowned New York-based visual artist Anne Patterson, Meltzer produced “Inspiration Echoed” in which photographer and painter amplify each media’s tribute to nature through a series of paired pieces. This work has been featured at both Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center and Denise Bibro Gallery, New York City. Meltzer also collaborated with poet Sophia Aley to produce the exhibit and book “Under Wraps,” and with writer/poet Don McIver on the ongoing online “Visuals in Verse” series. A water-themed abstract portfolio “Liquid Landscapes” arose from a collaboration with Atlanta photographer Debora Cartagena, and was shown at Mason Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta as part of ARTiculate 2015, an annual urban art event that benefits the UAE Youth Artists Program.
Meltzer has received recognition regionally and globally for her art, including Honorable Mention in the Women in Photography International Competition 2012, First Place in the Louisville National Juried Photography Show in 2013, First Place in the Women in Focus Annual Juried Show 2015, First Place (landscape and nature) in the Roswell Photographic Society Annual Open Juried Show 2016, and Finalist/Honorable Mention for the 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020 Julia Margaret Cameron International Award for Women Photographers and 2017 Charles Dodgson Black and White Award. BW Gallerist included Meltzer as among its Best of the Best: Emerging Fine Art Photography Artists of 2017. One of her notable black and white portfolios is maintained in the Yale University Beinecke Library Archive and other works have been published in South x Southeast Photomagazine, the American Journal of Neuroradiology, and Edge of Humanity Magazine.
Meltzer’s photographic works reside in private collections in Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Charlotte.