Photography

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

Colibri, Martinique: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

Guadeloupe: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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

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

Talking about gender issues in Peru: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

Carnival, Martinique: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

Colibri on Martinique; Copyright: Melissa Banigan

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

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

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

Peru: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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

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

Memorial ACTe, Guadeloupe. Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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

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

Soccer players in Bawock, Cameroon. Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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

Morne-à-l'Eau Crab Festival

Newport, RI: Copyright, Melissa Banigan.

Lake Titicaca

Griot sandwich at Cafe Erzulie
Griot sandwich at Cafe Erzulie

Copyright, Melissa Banigan; published in Edible Brooklyn

Penny reading in the morning: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

Stella, 7 days old: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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

Ste.-Anne, Guadeloupe: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

NJ cabin: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

Martinique

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

Boudin rouge
Boudin rouge

Copyright, Melissa Banigan; published in NPR

Victory!
Victory!

Copyright, Melissa Banigan; imagine published by Advice Project Media

Petroglyph on Basse-Terre
Petroglyph on Basse-Terre

Copyright, Melissa Banigan; image published in BBC Travel

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

Sunset in Deshaies, Guadeloupe (avec Noam)

Carnival, Martinique

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

Shetlands on the remote Scottish Isle, Foula.

Abandoned home on Foula.

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

Ilan - La plage Malendure

Ilan at Petit-Havre Beach

Pointe des Châteaux: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

Gwo'ka: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

Gwo'ka: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

Market - Bali, Cameroon

Faire du poisson grillé à Bamenda

Reykjavik, Iceland

Market - Bali, Cameroon

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

Bawock, Cameroon

Married!

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

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

Le Village Poterie, Martinique: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

Salt pans in Maras, Peru: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

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

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

Jenni & Suraiya: Copyright, Melissa Banigan.

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

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

Bawock, Cameroon: Copyright, Melissa Banigan.

Candido Mezua: Copyright, Melissa Banigan.

Along the Tambopata River, Peru: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

Anevay & Fitz: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

St. Kilda

Caravelle Club Med Beach: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

Gozieval: Copyright, Melissa Banigan

St. Kilda

Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

Regarder un match de football à Bawock, Cameroun