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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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)
Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel prepare to play Appalachian State on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Athens.

Posted: 2 days ago

Georgia running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel prepare to play Appalachian State on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Athens.
Lax oversight leaves patients at risk in Medicaid rides program
Belinda Taylor, 33, lost her brother, Jessie Taylor III, in 2015 after his wheelchair toppled over during a medical transport ride. She last spoke to him the night before his Christmas Eve death, when she took him Jell-O. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

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Belinda Taylor, 33, lost her brother, Jessie Taylor III, in 2015 after his wheelchair toppled over during a medical transport ride. She last spoke to him the night before his Christmas Eve death, when she took him Jell-O. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM
Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn records the fifth sack of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott during the second half Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Atlanta.

Posted: 3 days ago

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn records the fifth sack of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott during the second half Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Atlanta.
Alex Anthopoulos
Atlanta Braves new GM Alex Anthopoulos takes questions  during his introductory press conference Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

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Atlanta Braves new GM Alex Anthopoulos takes questions during his introductory press conference Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
Alex Anthopoulos
Atlanta Braves new GM Alex Anthopoulos takes questions from the media during a press conference introducing him on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

Posted: 4 days ago

Atlanta Braves new GM Alex Anthopoulos takes questions from the media during a press conference introducing him on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.
Georgia loses badly. But all, it says here, is not lost
Georgia tailback Sony Michel stands on the sidelines watching while Auburn scores a touchdown in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game at Jordan-Hare Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Posted: 7 days ago

Georgia tailback Sony Michel stands on the sidelines watching while Auburn scores a touchdown in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game at Jordan-Hare Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
3 things to know about Georgia’s loss to Auburn
Auburn wide receiver Darius Slayton makes a touchdown catch in front of Georgia defenders Malkom Parrish and Aaron Davis to take a 16-7 lead during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Posted: 7 days ago

Auburn wide receiver Darius Slayton makes a touchdown catch in front of Georgia defenders Malkom Parrish and Aaron Davis to take a 16-7 lead during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)
Atlanta mayoral candidates battle for city’s progressive vote
Mary Norwood, candidate for mayor, gives supporters a double thumbs up making a final appearance at her election night party saying she assumes there will be a run off before ending the evening with few election results counted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Posted: 8 days ago

Mary Norwood, candidate for mayor, gives supporters a double thumbs up making a final appearance at her election night party saying she assumes there will be a run off before ending the evening with few election results counted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Falcons: Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott won’t play Sunday
Falcons owner Arthur Blank (left), Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have a conversation in the hallway outside the NFL Owners meetings at the Atlanta Airport Gateway Marriott in Atlanta on Thursday, July 21, 2011.   Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

Posted: 9 days ago

Falcons owner Arthur Blank (left), Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell have a conversation in the hallway outside the NFL Owners meetings at the Atlanta Airport Gateway Marriott in Atlanta on Thursday, July 21, 2011. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com
Atlanta mayoral candidates likely need diverse coalition to win
November 7, 2017: Mary Norwood, candidate for mayor, looks for early returns with field director Sebastian Barron at her headquarters on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive after the polls close on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Posted: 9 days ago

November 7, 2017: Mary Norwood, candidate for mayor, looks for early returns with field director Sebastian Barron at her headquarters on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive after the polls close on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com