Curtis Compton

Curtis Compton is a veteran photojournalist formerly with United Press International. For the last 18 years he has worked as a photo editor and staff photographer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution covering news, breaking news, sports and features. Photos by Curtis Compton

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Dunwoody man goes from battling brain cancer to DNR hunting consultant
Department of Natural Resources range safety officer Chip Madren, 20, works Tuesday at the Clybel Shooting Range at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield. Seven years ago Madren was given two years to live after being diagnosed with brain cancer. He began working with the DNR earlier this year to help make public hunting areas accessible...

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Department of Natural Resources range safety officer Chip Madren, 20, works Tuesday at the Clybel Shooting Range at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield. Seven years ago Madren was given two years to live after being diagnosed with brain cancer. He began working with the DNR earlier this year to help make public hunting areas accessible...
Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner makes a point with Jose Alvarado.

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Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner makes a point with Jose Alvarado.
Norwood questions 2009 mayoral vote as another Atlanta runoff looms
Atlanta candidate for mayor Mary Norwood mingles with voters as she arrives to participate in a mayoral forum at the Loudermilk Conference Center on Sept. 19, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

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Atlanta candidate for mayor Mary Norwood mingles with voters as she arrives to participate in a mayoral forum at the Loudermilk Conference Center on Sept. 19, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
APD still struggling to recruit, retain officers
January 10, 2017, Atlanta: Atlanta Chief of Police Erika Shields addresses the audience after taking her oath of office at the Commerce Club on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

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January 10, 2017, Atlanta: Atlanta Chief of Police Erika Shields addresses the audience after taking her oath of office at the Commerce Club on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
john oxendine ethics
Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner and Republican gubernatorial hopeful John Oxendine is fighting the latest ethics charges against him in federal court. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

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Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner and Republican gubernatorial hopeful John Oxendine is fighting the latest ethics charges against him in federal court. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com
Atlanta mayor candidates piling up endorsements
Atlanta candidate for mayor Ceasar Mitchell participates in a mayoral forum at the Loudermilk Conference Center on Tuesday in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

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Atlanta candidate for mayor Ceasar Mitchell participates in a mayoral forum at the Loudermilk Conference Center on Tuesday in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Georgia Dome implosion
The Georgia Dome comes crumbling down in a ball of dust Monday, November 20, 2017, in Atlanta. The new Mercedes-Benz Stadium  next door was unharmed in the blast.

Posted: 4 days ago

The Georgia Dome comes crumbling down in a ball of dust Monday, November 20, 2017, in Atlanta. The new Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door was unharmed in the blast.
Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia senior safety Dominick Sanders leads the team through the "G" banner to take on Kentucky Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Athens.

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Georgia senior safety Dominick Sanders leads the team through the "G" banner to take on Kentucky Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Athens.
Chubb, Michel lead Bulldogs on an emotional senior day
Georgia seniors Lorenzo Carter (from left), Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and Davin Bellamy celebrate their final home victory 42-13 over Kentucky in a NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Athens, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

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Georgia seniors Lorenzo Carter (from left), Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and Davin Bellamy celebrate their final home victory 42-13 over Kentucky in a NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Athens, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)