Melanie Dunea travels the world on assignment, reporting and photographing the most influential and powerful people in the public eye. In addition to her magazine clients, she has worked with some of the most influential advertising, entertainment, corporate, and music companies around the world.
Melanie is the author and photographer of five books. My Last Supper, The Next Course, was published by Rodale in 2011 as a follow up to My Last Supper, published by Bloomsbury in 2007. My Country, 50 Musicians on God, America & The Songs They Love, was published in October 2010. Precious was published by powerHouse in 2004 and A Journey of Smiles was published by powerHouse in 2007.
Melanie's work has led to appearances on Mind of a Chef, Top Chef, The Today Show, The Chew, NPR Weekend Edition and The Splendid Table. She has hosted her own 12-episode series on Martha Stewart Radio SIRIUS XM, "My Last Supper," and in 2014 Melanie hosted and starred in an 18-episode TV series for Yahoo Travel, "Photo Tripping."
She has received photographic awards from American Photography, PDN, Communication Arts, Graphis, Society of Publication Design, International Photography Awards, and the Lucie Foundation. My Last Supper, The Next Course, won the 2011 Gourmand Best in the world for the USA in Photography.
Melanie works with several charities. In 2010 Operation Smile honored Melanie with the Universal Smile Award for her photographic and charitable contributions as an Ambassador. In 2012 Melanie joined the Food Bank NYC Marketing Advisory Committee as a member and has since photographed many of their campaigns.