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Melanie Light is a writer/essayist, publisher, and photography critic. Her published work includes Valley of Shadows and Dreams (Heyday, 2012) and Coal Hollow(UC Press, 2006). She has published three special edition photo books: Night at the Met with photographs by Larry Fink, Mad Day Out with photos of the Beatles and Opium Women with photos by Melih Arican. She is the co-founding Executive Director of Fotovision, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the international community of documentary photographers and is the recipient of grants from the Soros Documentary Fund and the Rosenberg Foundation. She teaches and lectures internationally and is a regular contributor to La Lettre de la Photographie.
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