Melanie moved to New York in 1990. She has been committed to making art since her early teens and taking pictures wherever she goes has been an integral part of her life since she arrived in New York. In 1998 she received the Aaron Siskind Foundation grant work for her photo series titled: Midtown. From 1998-2002 she worked for the Associated Press in New York where she developed her picture language but left photojournalism in order to focus on more open ended personal work and a freelance business.
Her photos have been exhibited in galleries and festivals in the US and Europe and are included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of the City of New York, the Incite Project amongst others. Her photos have been printed in several books about photography including Bystander: A History of Street Photography, New York in Color, Street Photography Now and Seeing Things. Melanie’s work was on display this past year at the Deichtorhallen Haus Der Photographie in Hamburg, Germany as part of a group show curated by Sabine Schnakenberg titled: Street. Life. Photography covering seven decades of street photography.
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