Melanie is the author and photographer of 5 books including the notable, My Last Supper series. Her latest book Our Shoes, Ourselves, was published by Abrams. Melanie’s books have sold over 80,000 copies worldwide and been translated into French and Chinese. She works with magazines, corporate clients, music companies, brands and advertising agencies. Clients such as Vanity Fair magazine, Chase Bank, Moët & Chandon and Sony Music to name a few.

Melanie has appeared on Mind of a Chef, Top Chef, The Today Show, NPR Weekend Edition and The Splendid Table. She has received photographic awards from American PhotographyPDN, Communication ArtsGraphisSociety of Publication DesignInternational Photography Awards, and the Lucie Foundation. My Last Supper, The Next Course, won the Gourmand Best in the World for the USA in Photography.

Melanie supports several international charities. Her photography has appeared in campaigns for the Food Bank for NYC, Wellness in the Schools and The Edible Schoolyard NYC. Operation Smile honored Melanie with the Universal Smile Award for her photographic and charitable contributions as one of their Ambassadors.

When Dunea is not traveling the world on assignment, reporting and photographing she lives in New York City.

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Partial Client List

ABRAMS, Bon Appetit, Capitol Records, Casa Dragones, Chase, Cherry Bombe, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, Eater, Estee Lauder, Food & Wine, Food Bank NYC, Food Network, Harper's Bazaar, Hollywood Reporter, Illy Coffee, Food Network Glenlivet, Grand Central Publishing, Jim Beam, Moet & Chandon, NBC Universal, New York Magazine, Parade, Penguin Random House, People, Rachael Ray Every day, Redbook, Saveur, Scripps, Sony BMG, Tatler, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Town & Country, Tracy Anderson Method, Travel + Leisure, Vanity Fair, Victorinox, Welch's, Ziploc