“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
— Ansel Adams
Mélanie Wenger is a documentary photographer represented by Cosmos agency. She lives where she works, between New-York, Brussels, Paris and Cape Town. Graduate in Litterature and a Master's degree of journalism, she chose to tell stories about human beings, heros of the ordinary, to reveal their depth through the permanent immediacy of the photography. Without forgetting the harshness that makes them so unique.
In 2011, she started to work on the serie ' Wasted Young Libya ' which took her three years.
Between 2014 and 2016, she focused on migrations between Libya, Malta and Belgium, for the serie ' Lost in migration '.
Since 2014, she has developed a long-term documentary serie in the intimacy of an elderly isolated lady in Brittany: 'Marie-Claude'. She is laureate of the 2017 HSBC Prize for photography and published the book 'Marie-Claude' with Actes Sud Editions the same year.
She has been working on 'Sugar Moon - To Have and to Hold', a documentary serie exploring the link between hunting and conservation, following anti-poaching teams, poachers and hunters in Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Texas and South Africa for four years.
In 2016, she started 'Broken Silence' a worldwide transmedia project collecting the stories of survivors of sexual violence. She has been exploring augmented reality to find new ways of communication between magazines and web-platforms.
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