Melissa Lyttle is an independent freelance photographer based in Florida. She specializes in documentary project, editorial, travel and portrait photography.

Her 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.

She was recently appointed Vice President of the National Press Photographers Association.

She is an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop (Barnstorm XIV) and has been back for 11 of the last 13 years as a member of the faculty.

And she is the founder of the online photo community called APhotoADay, which started in 2001 with exactly two members, and has grown to over 2,500 worldwide.

Melissa is available for editorial and commercial assignments worldwide. One of her biggest passions is travel, and her passport is up-to-date and currently awaiting its 26th country stamp.

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  • The New York Times
  • Sports Illustrated
  • AARP
  • USA Today
  • NCAA's Champion Magazine
  • Maclean's Magazine