Melanie Blanding is an independent documentary and humanitarian photographer. She has lived and worked throughout the United States, Africa and Europe. Combining her background in photojournalism and visual anthropology, her cultural documentary work has been recognized by the NPPA’s International Best of Photography competition, The Hearst Foundation, The Alexia Foundation, Virginia and Kentucky’s Press Photographer’s Associations and the College Photographer of the Year competition.
Most recently, Melanie was awarded a fellowship from Focus for Humanity to continue pursuing culturally relevant and storytelling photography with international charities in 2011.
Melanie graduated with a BA in Photojournalism from Western Kentucky University in 2006 and an MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester in 2009.
Melanie travels extensively for work and is currently based out of Virginia, in the USA. She is available for assignments worldwide. To inquire about availability, prints or license images from her archive please email firstname.lastname@example.org.