Mélanie Wenger is a French visual storyteller, a founding member of Inland, and a contributor to National Geographic.

Educated in Literature and holding a Master's degree in Journalism, Mélanie specializes in long-term documentary stories using photography, sound, and video.

Her work is featured in publications like Le Figaro Magazine, National Geographic, Stern, Liberation, La Libre Belgique, and Le Vif/L'Express.

Mélanie's expertise in investigative journalism encompasses a range of critical issues including social and environmental challenges, gender violence, migration, conservation, and the exploitation of resources. Her notable projects span various focuses, such as the migration routes between Libya, Malta, and Belgium from 2014 to 2016, the interaction between humans and animals in the exotic game industry across different countries, and addressing gender violence as a societal concern.

Melanie has also been working on 'Marie-Claude', a series documenting the life of an elderly woman in Brittany, which won the 2017 HSBC Prize for Photography and resulted in a book published by Actes Sud Editions. Her work was recognized as the LensCulture Emerging Talent in 2018 and has been featured in multiple exhibitions and festivals around the world, including the Visa pour l'Image Festival in 2019.

Mélanie Wenger

Basic information

Mélanie Wenger
Visual storyteller
social and environmental challenges, gender violence, migration, conservation

Supported projects

Timber thugs

  • Environment
  • Industry

BRUSSELS / ACCRA – The EU wanted to prevent further deforestation around the world with a new regulation on supply chains in the timber trade. But in Ghana it has the opposite effect.

Timber thugs Ghana