Tag: Melissa Lyttle


APhotoADay is different things to different people. It started off as an email listserv and a website. It was a home for work you shot for you — not them. It was a place to get constructive criticism. A place to seek inspiration. A like-minded group of people dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism. People who wanted to raise the bar for everyone. It became a community. A family.


Know your NPPA President – Q&A with Melissa Lyttle | The Visual Student

On the Board of Directors, we talk a lot about the value of a membership, and I want people to know that their hard-earned money is being put to good use. Other than that, I’m excited with the direction our technology committee is going, helping to revive the clips contest, and bringing the magazine into the digital realm by making it more shareable and realizing the potential to use more video and photography online in our stories. I plan on continuing to encourage that.


Melissa Lyttle reflects on judging POYi | dvafoto

Recently on tumblr, Melissa Lyttle reflected on her experience as a judge for this year’s POYi contest news division. She writes about the overall experience of judging the contest and gives more fine-grained observations about specific categories and trends in submissions. It’s well worth a read.



I recently spoke with Dolly Faibyshev about the ongoing project “I Love New York,” in which Faibyshev, a second-generation Russian immigrant, photographs herself in the role of a tourist, hopping on and off sightseeing buses and visiting landmarks. “Being a stranger in a new city, you sort of get to disappear,


Sequel to Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘girl in the window’ story shows challenges of crafting a followup

Melissa Lyttle: It’s the one that was our lead photo the first time around, where [Bernie Lierow is] hugging her and she’s just kind of dangling, lifeless and limp, and not hugging back. And that scene happened again … I made this picture in the living room this time where he was hugging her. It’s very clear: She’s holding his head. She’s kind of playfully biting his nose and kissing him back. … It’s the same down to the fact of lensing and composition and moment.


The Visual Student » Preparing for Barnstorm XXII: Melissa Lyttle

It’s true what you hear.  You will not sleep.  You may miss meals while on assignment.  Be prepared for both. Bring some granola bars or other snacks to keep in your camera bag. Get some sleep before you get there so you don’t come in already spent.  I hate seeing students sleep through some great presentations because they stayed up all week before the workshop reworking their portfolios, and they’ve stayed up each night at the workshop drinking crappy beer and chatting with friends.  But when those lights go out in the barn, eyes close, heads go down… and a lot of powerful pictures and inspiration are missed.