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Mary Melton

Mary Melton is Alta’s editor at large. She is editorial director at Godfrey Dadich Partners and the former editor in chief of Los Angeles magazine.

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A Year Like No Other

We asked 14 of our favorite photographers: If you had to pick one of your images to sum up 2020, what would it be?

Jan 5, 2021
en route to their final destination of santa monica, the author far right, her husband, ed, and their son, isaac, stop at the bagdad cafe located in the mojave desert, it was the filming location for the 1987 german film of the same name

A Mother’s Road

Alta Editor at Large Mary Melton searches for a deeper connection with her autistic son—and with a divided country—on a 15-day journey along Route 66.

Jul 13, 2020
Hearst Editorial

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