Bryan Meltz is a documentary photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in long-term projects on social and humanitarian issues. When not working on personal projects, Bryan’s work has been commissioned by The New York Times, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Fader, Vibe, Blender, XXL, Mass Appeal, Rodale, Wal-Mart, Hollywood Reporter, The Carter Center, and Emory University.
Bryan graduated with a Visual Journalism degree from The Brooks Institute of Photography in 2003 and was named Emerging Female Documentary Photographer of the Year by the Yarka Vendrinska Memorial Fund for her long-term project on HIV/AIDS. In 2004 Bryan worked for several years on the PBS documentary “Rain in a Dry Land” that chronicled the resettlement of Somali Bantu refugees from Africa to America. This led to her current long-term project on refugee resettlement in Clarkston, Georgia called RESETTLED. This ongoing personal project has been recognized by REVIEW Santa Fe, the International Photography Awards, American Photo Images of the Year, a Documentary Award from the Center for Fine Art Photography and was a finalist for the 2011 FotoVisura grant for outstanding personal photography project. RESETTLED was also featured on NPR’s Picture Show in 2011.
In 2010, Bryan began collaborating with Atlanta based NGO GIANT documenting the ongoing public health crisis in Haiti following the Jan.12 earthquake. This work has since been published in the book AFTER: Images from Haiti. 100% of the proceeds from book purchases will be donated to Georgia based GIANT Global’s ongoing work in Haiti.
She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Clarke Titus and pitbull Luca.