Between the Sheets





In the Spotlight



Shades of Gray



Outside the Box

Still life



Forest for the Trees






Tattered Gown


Carolyn C. Meltzer  

Images have always been the most powerful force in my life. I picked up a camera as a kid and loved looking at the world through its lens. As a neuroadiologist and imaging scientist, I have developed new ways to examine the brain for clues to human behavior, health and disease. Visualizing the delicate, highly meaningful patterns and interactions of tiny brain structures has greatly influenced my parallel life as a photographer. In nature, I also look for meaning in small forums. The branching pattern of leaves…..the curvilinear ridges the ocean carves in the sand…. the way light paints a soft glimmer across a droplet of rain. My camera lens allows me to explore, embrace, and share my emotional connection with the natural world and also to capture the essence of how humans have used their brains to both revere and destroy that world.

What I most want people to take away from my photographic work is to have sensed one small slice of their environment in a new way: to see something they have not experienced before in quite the same way.

My photography has evolved to be all digital, take advantage of only natural light, and emphasize vibrant, close-up and often abstract and insular views of the natural world through a shallow depth of field. Often it is a world easily overlooked. The work is printed on archival watercolor paper, which helps to enhance its realistic and simultaneously surrealistic qualities.

I have been fortunate to have my photography featured in multiple venues, including solo and multiple artist shows and juried exhibits, including my current participation in the group exhibit “Process” at Denise Bibro’s Chelsea gallery in New York. My work also resides in private collections in Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, and Charlotte.


Women in Focus Annual Juried Show (Group, juried), Juror: Fay Gold, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Women in Focus: Behind the Lens (Group), Digital Arts Studio, Atlanta, GA
ARTiculate Atlanta (Group, juried, Juror: George Galbreath, Atlanta, GA
Process (Group) Denise Bibro Fine Art New York, NY
Big Print Show (Group)
Atlanta Photography Group Tula Arts Center Atlanta, GA
Annual Women in Focus Photography Group Show (Group) Central Library Atlanta, GA
Senses (Group, juried) Linus Art Galleries Long Beach, CA (online exhibition)
Women in Photography International onsite/online PhotoLA Postcards, Los Angeles, CA
Flora (Group, juried) Linus Art Galleries Long Beach, CA (online exhibition)
Roots (Group, juried) Linus Art Galleries, Long Beach, CA (online exhibition)

The Promise of Peace: Art Innovating Life (Group, juried) Jurors: Michael Baker, Brenda Knosher ART vision-8 Atlanta, GA
Hollywood Flap (Group, juried placement gallery) Juror: Cat Jimenez 'Women in Photography International
Under Wraps (Solo, in collaboration with poet Sophia Aley) Carroll Street Café Atlanta, GA
Under Wraps (Solo, in collaboration with poet Sophia Aley) Big House Gallery Atlanta, GA
Women in Focus Members Annual Exhibit (Group) Digital Arts Studio, Atlanta, GA
XX Annual Women in Focus Juried Show (Group, juried) Juror: Jane Jackson Mason Murer Fine Art Atlanta, GA
Louisville National Juried Photography Show (Group, juried) Juror: Dan Ballard Louisville Center for the Arts Louisville, Colorado
APG Photographer’s Choice (Group) Atlanta Photography Group Tula Arts Center Atlanta, GA
Echoes (Collaboration with painter Anne Patterson) One Twelve Gallery Atlanta, GA
Celebration of International Women's Month (Group) Women in Focus Atlanta Central Library Atlanta, GA
Southeastern Flower Show (Group, juried) Juror: Gittel Price Cobb Galleria Atlanta, GA
Puppy Love (Group, juried) Juror: Donna Thompson A Novel Experience Zebulon, GA
Creatures (Group, juried) Juror: Anne Berry Kiernan Gallery Lexington, VA (online exhibition)

Pillow Talk (Solo) Rose Squared Gallery Decatur, GA
Multiplicity (Group) Digital Arts Studio Atlanta, GA
Inspiration Echoed (Collaboration with painter Anne Patterson) Woodruff Arts Center Atlanta, GA
Annual Women in Focus Juried Show (Group, juried) Juror: Brett Abbott Mason Murer Fine Art Atlanta, GA Layers (Solo)
Rose Squared Gallery Decatur, GA
Serenbe Photography Center Juried Show (Group, juried) Juror: John Lawrence
Cochran Gallery La Grange, GA
Women In Focus International Women's Exhibit 2012 (Group) Central Library Atlanta, GA
Opening Exhibit (Group) Hodgepodge Gallery Atlanta, GA
Consider the Dewdrop (Solo) Rose Squared Gallery Decatur, GA


Flora and Fauna 2014
South x Southeast Photomagazine Visuals in Verse (Collaboration with writer/poet Don McIver) 2014
Online series Creatures 2013
Book from Exhibit
Kiernan Gallery
Under Wraps 2013
Sophia Aley and Carolyn Meltzer
Art Takes Miami 2012
Book from Exhibit
Atlanta Celebrates Photography Portfolio Review 2013
First Place, B&W Floral/botanical/abstract (for “In the Spotlight) 2013
Louisville National Juried Photography Show
(Juror: Dan Ballard)
Honorable Mention (for “Watercolour”) 2012
2012 Women in Photography International Juried Competition, Honorable Mention
(Jurors: Susan Spiritus, Hannah Sloan, Jean Ferro)
Honorable Mention (for “Light at the End of the Day”) 2012
It’s Magical Women in Photography International Juried Competition, Honorable Mention Sunset Category
(Juror: Jolene Hanson, G2 Gallery,) JURIED
Juror, Georgia Artists with Disabilities Annual Show 2012


Commercial uses of photography have included hotel art, brochure covers, presentations
Photographs reside in private collections in Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York



twitter: @ccmeltzer

UPDATE - JULY 2015 - MARCH 2016

Meltzer has expanded her exhibiting nationally and internationally, with works in juried and curated group shows in New York; Portland; Athens, Greece; and as part of the NOPA photography festival in New Orleans. She has been recognized as a finalist for the 2015 Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, and her work will be featured in the International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary in Berlin in late 2016.

Women in Photography International Charter Member 2012

Carolyn C. Meltzer

Atlanta, GA

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