Melanie McWhorter has been consulting with photographers on their book projects for almost a decade. She joined the staff of CENTER as Programs & Outreach Manager in 2016. Before CENTER and since her move to New Mexico in 1997, she managed the internationally recognized photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space.
She has gained a reputation as a knowledgeable photography professional; has been interviewed about photography in numerous print and online publications including PDN and NPR’s The Picture Show; has judged the prestigious photography competitions including Women Photojournalists of Washington’s Annual Exhibition and Fotografia: Fotofestival di Roma’s Book Prize; has reviewed portfolios at Fotografia, Photolucida, Review Santa Fe and PhotoNOLA; and taught and lectured at numerous venues including PhotoNOLA and University of North Texas.
T , Susan Barnett, photo-eye Blog, 2015
The Art of Ruin, Robert Stivers, photo-eye Blog, 2015
Gardening at Night, Cig Harvey, photo-eye Blog, 2015
When I Was Six,Phillip Toledano, photo-eye Blog, 2015
Photobook: A History Vol. III, Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, 2014
Touching Strangers, Richard Renaldi, photo-eye Blog, 2014
10x10 American Photobooks, 2013
Indie Publishing, photo-eye Magazine, 2009
Other Nature, Fraction Magazine, 2008
Bill Wood's Business, Fraction Magazine, 2008
Video Book Reviews
Likeness and Otherness: The Individuality of Redheads essay in Flaming Grace with photographs by Vivian Keulards, self-published, 2016
Crossings, essay in Sasha with photographs by Claudine Drouy published by Le Caillou Bleu, 2011
The Punctuation of Photobooks, Ahorn Magazine, 2011