Michael Melford

Award-winning photographer for National Geographic

Michael Melford is an award-winning photographer who has worked with National Geographic for more than 30 years, producing 19 features for the magazine as well as more than 30 stories for National Geographic Traveler and eight titles for the Society’s books division. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in photography from Syracuse University, he became a contributing photographer for Life Magazine and went on to have his work featured in many leading publications, including Newsweek, Time, Fortune, Smithsonian, Geo, Travel and Leisure, Travel Holiday, and Coastal Living. Most recently, he has been on assignment for National Geographic, celebrating the marvels of America’s National Parks. Mr. Melford holds National Geographic seminars on photography around the country and on the various ships that National Geographic has stationed around the world.

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