Mellon Tytell

(1944) American


Mellon Tytell is a photographer with a diverse career. She has produced photographs for fashion clients such as Ralph Lauren, Givenchy, and Christian Dior, and worked for W Magazine in Paris; portraits of celebrated personalities including the Dalai Lama, James Taylor, Christian Lacroix, Patti Smith, Norman Mailer.
Paradise Outlaws, portraits of the Beat Generation—including Ken Kesey, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Larry Rivers, and younger generation Beats such as Patti Smith was published by William Morrow (1999).
Her editorial work has been published in over sixty countries, during her tenure at Gamma-Liason in New York and Sipa Press in Paris. Her work has appeared in People, Geo, Playboy, Liberation, Figaro Magazine, Photo, Der Stern, Camera Arts, The New York Times Editorial Page, and The Magazine of Natural History among others.
Some of her extended documentary series consists of a major body of work on Haiti, made over several years on numerous trips; opium in the Golden Triangle; the Rainbow family; life on the Ile Saint Louis in Paris; the bulls and wild horses of the Cammargue region in France; documentation of young Americans on a psychic pilgrimage to sacred Inca sites in the Andes; the Afro-Caribs in Suriname.
Her photographs have been exhibited extensively in Europe including the Villa de Medici in Rome, the Munchner Stadtmuseum in Germany, Amerikahaus Berlin, Mannheim Kunstvairen, Gallerie Agathe Gaillard, Paris, as well as the I.C.P. and Neikrug Photographia in New York City.
Her work is collected by the International Center of Photography, in New York, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, MOMA, and various private collections.
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