Self-Portrait-Art Basel

After more than a decade in New York City working as a documentary and portrait photographer for numerous newspapers and magazines, Melissa now lives in Colorado where she continues to pursue her artistic passions as a fine art photographer. Her most recent work examines both traditional and contemporary aspects of cultural and personal identity. Her Truth Effect and Stay-at-Home Order series respond to the historic events of the past year.

Melissa’s photographs have been exhibited in many prestigious galleries and museums across the United States and around the world including the Griffin Museum of Photography @ WinCam, Colorado State Capitol Building, Redline Contemporary Art Center, SE Center of Photography, Millepiani Gallery, Lone Tree Arts Center, PhotoPlace Gallery, Site: Brooklyn, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Lishui Photo Festival, 13th Yixian Photography Festival, Huai’an International Photography Museum, Barcelona Foto Biennale @ Space Nau Bostik, Davis Orton Gallery, Yeiser Art Center, Perspective Gallery, Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, A Smith Gallery, among others. Her images have won numerous distinguished awards and honorable mentions in international photography competitions including the Paris Photo Prize, Pollux Awards, Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Tokyo International Foto Awards, International Photo Awards (IPA), and the London International Creative Competition, among others. Her work was also recently published in Diffusion X by One Twelve publishing. Please visit the CV website section to see more details.

Melissa has a BFA from the University of Kansas with a degree in textile design.

Limited edition print sale inquiries and exhibition opportunities are welcome.

All images copyright Melissa Lynn 2021.