Independent Visual Journalist, Melissa Lyttle Photography
I'm the current NPPA President and also — after 15 years as a staff photographer at two great Florida newspapers — now an independent visual journalist based in Los Angeles. I routinely work for clients such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, ESPN.com, Mashable, CNN/TNT, etc... I also have Hostile Environment and Emergency First Aid Training (HEFAT) and a current passport.
I am a two-time International Women's Media Foundation reporting fellow, which allowed me the opportunity to tell stories from the Mexico-United States border in both Ciudad Juárez and Nogales. My work has been recognized by UNICEF, the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, POYi, NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the Southern Short Course and the Alexia Foundation, and appears in both the "America 24/7" and "Florida 24/7" books.
I'm reachable via e-mail, WhatsApp, as well as by text and phone at the number below.