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Melanie Wenger

Photographer & Sony ambassador

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Mélanie Wenger is a documentary photographer and founding member of Inland Stories. She is based in Paris.

A graduate in literature with a master’s degree in journalism, she develops long-term documentary stories exploring photography, sound, and video and has exhibited her work worldwide.

Mélanie has collaborated with Le Figaro Magazine, National Geographic, Stern, Libération, Geo and L’Obs. She has worked on the series “Wasted Young Libya” and “Lost in Migration,” focusing on migrations between Libya, Malta, and Belgium.

Since 2014, Mélanie has developed a long-term documentary series on the life of an isolated elderly woman in Brittany, France, titled “Marie-Claude.” She is a laureate of the 2017 HSBC Prize for Photography and published the book Marie-Claude with Actes Sud.

For 8 years she has been exploring the interactions between humans and animals, her last series ‘Sugar Moon’ documents the exotic game industry worldwide, following anti-poaching teams, poachers, and hunters in Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Texas, and South Africa. This project was awarded LensCulture Emerging Talent 2018, and exhibited in the Festival Visa pour l’Image 2021. Her series “Broken Silence” is a worldwide transmedia project collecting stories of survivors of sexual violence to be published in 2020.