Interview with Melanie Dunea

Melanie Dunea is an American photographer and author who is best known for her iconic portraits of renowned chefs, celebrities, and influencers.

Her photography has been published and exhibited worldwide and she has been honored with awards from American Photography, PDN, Communication Arts, Society of Publication Design, International Photography and The Lucie Foundation.

She has published five books o date including: Precious, A Journey of Smiles, My Country, My Last Supper, and My Last Supper: The Next Course. Dunea received critical acclaim for her book series My Last Supper, which has transformed her into a distinguished figure in the culinary world and led to many impressive opportunities including a radio program on Martha Stewart Radio, hosting a My Last Supper web series, and the Yahoo Travel series titled “Photo Tripping”. She has also appeared on The Today Show, Charlie Rose, Rachael Ray, Top Chef, The Chew, VH1, The Big Buzz, NPR and the Splendid Table.

She is currently a global ambassador for the charity Operation Smile and serves on the Food Bank for NYC Marketing Advisory Committee.

Dunea lives in New York City and is represented by Creative Photographers inc.

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