Melanie Dunea travels the world on assignment, photographing the most influential and powerful people in the public eye. In addition to her magazine editorial clients, Melanie has shot with some of the most influential advertising, entertainment, corporate, and music companies around the world.
Book projects are her passion. Her latest book, 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. See the book come to life with videos and photographs at www.mylastsupper.com
The My Last Supper project has led to many interesting press opportunities. Melanie appeared a judge on Top Chef, Charlie Rose, The Chew, VH1,The Big Buzz, NPR Weekend Edition and The Splendid Table. Melanie also hosted a series on Martha Stewart radio SIRIUS XM interviewing celebrity chefs.
Melanie's other books include:
My Country, 50 Musicians on God, America & The Songs They Love, published in October 2010.
Precious published by powerHouse in 2004.
In 2010 Operation Smile honored Melanie with the Universal Smile Award for her photographic and charitable contributions as an Ambassador. In 2012 Melanie was invited to join the Food Bank NYC Marketing Advisory Committee as a member. She has received photographic awards from American Photography, PDN, Communication Arts, Graphis, Society of Publication Design, International Photography Awards, and the Lucie Foundation. The Next Course, won the 2011 Gourmand Best in the world for the USA in Photography.