ABOUT

ABOUT MICHAEL MELFORD
Mission Statement:
My mission is to share the wonders of the natural world with others, and to help them the see the beauty that surrounds us. My hope is that we might preserve it for future generations.

Biography:
Born New York 1950
Syracuse University, BS Photography 1973
Moved to NYC 1977

Contribution Photographer Life Magazine 1981
Contribution Photographer National Geographic Traveler Magazine 1998

Cover Article Photographs and other 1998-2010:
National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Newsweek, Time, Life, Fortune, Smithsonian, Geo, Travel & Leisure, Travel Holiday, Coastal Living

Since 2003, completed 18 stories for National Geographic Magazine:
Saving Civil War Battlefields April 2005
Acadia National Park November 2005
Glen Canyon Revealed April 2006
Great Smoky Mountains National Park August 2006
Our National Parks in Peril October 2006
Glacier National Park: Crown of the Continent September 2007
Death Valley National Park November 2007
King Herod: Architect of the Holy Land December 2008
Russian Kronotsky Preserve: Let it Be. January 2008
Plugging into the Sun-Solar Energy September 2009
Forever Wild- Adirondak Park New York September 2011
Alaska's Choice Salmon or Gold December 2010
Boundless-Wild and Scenic Rivers November 2011
Where the Weird things are- Socotra, Yemen June 2012
History's Backyard-Brandywine Valley April 2013
Where greenston grows- New Zealand March 2014
50 years of Wilderness September 2014



Awards Include:
World Press Images
International Center of Photography
New Your Art Director’s Club
Communication Arts Photo Annual
Graphis Photo Annual
Missouri School of Journalism Pictures of the Year
Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Photography
Caribbean Tourism award for Best Magazine photographer