Melanie Einzig studied photography at the New York University (NYU), where she focused on computer-generated imagery as well as on film. After graduating, she worked for Associated Press, before becoming a self-employed event photographer.
In 1997, Melanie Einzig received the Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship and was member of the In-Public street photography collective from 2002 until 2006. Her work was published in magazines and books, and it was shown in numerous street photography exhibitions, such as in New York, Oklahoma City and Louisville/Kentucky; in Mexico City, Bangkok, Stockholm and London; in Tel Aviv, Cardiff, Brussels and most currently at Deichtorhallen in Hamburg in 2018 ("Street.Life.Photography").
“For me, the camera is a means of expression. The worlds's images enter my field of vision and find their way back though the camera. What excites me the most are the often absurd scenes and bizarre moments of life. In the best case, my photos reveal the truth of our common experience of being human and how that is presented in public”, says Melanie Einzig about her work.
Idea and project management: Nadja Wollinsky and Petra Schmitt