Photography

Gozieval (Guadeloupe); published by CNN Travel: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Colibri, Martinique: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Guadeloupe: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Gozieval (Guadeloupe); published by CNN Travel: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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I'm a photojournalist and visual storyteller who works around the world, including in the French Caribbean, Cameroon, and Peru. I report about gender and environmental issues, travel, food, and science. My photos have appeared in CNN, the BBC, NPR, ZiNG Magazine (Liat Airline's onflight magazine) Edible Brooklyn, and Village Voice, among other publications.

Trained as an Art Historian at Columbia University (and having been an artist who exhibited my work in NYC for many years), I have a vast understanding of art, photography, and art history, and I occasionally curate photo exhibits - my last exhibit was for the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) at the Joseph Raphael De Lamar House (otherwise known as the stunning Beaux-Art mansion that houses the Polish Consulate in NYC). In addition to my photography, I'm a videographer and and storyteller for Advice Project Media, a global nonprofit I founded based in New York City.

Learn more about my nonprofit work by visiting Advice Project Media, or reach out if you would like to discuss commissioning a reported story. 

 

I also take a small number of family clients and three weddings per year... Visit this page for more information.

Published in CNN Travel: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Talking about gender issues in Peru: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Carnival, Martinique: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Colibri on Martinique; Copyright: Melissa Banigan

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Pointe-des-Chateaux, Guadeloupe: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Photo for private family in New York. Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Blowing bubbles in Bawock, Cameroon. Copyright, Melissa Banigan.

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Peru: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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View from the sidelines in Bawock, Cameroon. Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Phil Lane (Ihanktonwan Dakota/Chickasaw) & Candido Mezua (Embara). Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Memorial ACTe, Guadeloupe. Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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28th Schoelscher International Nautical Regatta (Martinique). Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Soccer players in Bawock, Cameroon. Copyright, Melissa Banigan; image published by Advice Project Media

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Soccer players in Bawock, Cameroon. Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Le Creole Hotel, Guadeloupe/published in CNN Travel. Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Morne-à-l'Eau Crab Festival

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Newport, RI: Copyright, Melissa Banigan.

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Lake Titicaca

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Griot sandwich at Cafe Erzulie
Griot sandwich at Cafe Erzulie

Copyright, Melissa Banigan; published in Edible Brooklyn

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Penny reading in the morning: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Stella, 7 days old: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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28th Schoelcher International Nautical Week Regatta in Martinique, Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Ste.-Anne, Guadeloupe: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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NJ cabin: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Martinique

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Maquis (a special pup from Corsica): Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Boudin rouge
Boudin rouge

Copyright, Melissa Banigan; published in NPR

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Victory!
Victory!

Copyright, Melissa Banigan; imagine published by Advice Project Media

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Petroglyph on Basse-Terre
Petroglyph on Basse-Terre

Copyright, Melissa Banigan; image published in BBC Travel

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Terre-de-Haut, Les Saintes; published in CNN Travel: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Sunset in Deshaies, Guadeloupe (avec Noam)

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Carnival, Martinique

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Gannet at Stac Li off the remote Scottish isle, St. Kilda

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Shetlands on the remote Scottish Isle, Foula.

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Abandoned home on Foula.

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Pointe des Châteaux/Published in CNN Travel: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Ilan - La plage Malendure

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Ilan at Petit-Havre Beach

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Pointe des Châteaux: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Gwo'ka: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Gwo'ka: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Market - Bali, Cameroon

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Faire du poisson grillé à Bamenda

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Reykjavik, Iceland

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Market - Bali, Cameroon

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Girls on the Tambopata River (Madre de Dios, Peru)

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Bawock, Cameroon

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Married!

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Bringing food to the spectators at the women's soccer game in Bawock, Bamenda

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Marie-clare after the rain in Bamenda, Cameroon: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Le Village Poterie, Martinique: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Salt pans in Maras, Peru: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Skull at Museo del Sitio de Qorikancha: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Girls watching women's soccer in Bawock, Cameroon: Copyright, Melissa Banigan.

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Jenni & Suraiya: Copyright, Melissa Banigan.

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Candido Mezua, Global Canoe, 2016: Copyright, Melissa Banigan.

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Global Canoe/UN Paris Agreement signing river action: Copyright, Melissa Banigan.

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Bawock, Cameroon: Copyright, Melissa Banigan.

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Candido Mezua: Copyright, Melissa Banigan.

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Along the Tambopata River, Peru: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Anevay & Fitz: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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St. Kilda

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Caravelle Club Med Beach: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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Gozieval: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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St. Kilda

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Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

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Regarder un match de football à Bawock, Cameroun

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