Melody Golding is an author, photographer and artist living in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History Archives Center acquired her solo documentary exhibit; Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember and also her documentary photography and oral history project on Panther Tract: Wild Boar Hunting in the Mississippi Delta. Her photographs are on display in the Congressional Hearing Room at the Department of Homeland Security and have been featured in solo exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and at numerous universities, colleges and museums.

Melody's three books published by The University Press of Mississippi are; Katrina; Mississippi Women Remember, Panther Tract; Wild Boar Hunting in the Mississippi Delta and Life Between the Levees: America's Riverboat Pilots - released spring 2019. Her photography has also been published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, Journal of Women's Studies.

Her work has been featured and published by the Royal Photographic Society Awards Journal, London England.

Her work is in private and public collections and she has written for various statewide publications.

Melody received her BFA from Mississippi State University.