I am a documentary photographer currently based in Montpellie (south of France) working on various personal projects. I am available for freelance commissions (France and Europe) and am a member of Getty's Global Assignment team. http://globalassignment.gettyimages.com/featured-artists/cecile-mella/




Born in Montpellier, France, in 1983.

Philosophy, History and Film studies in France.

MA Photographic Journalism, University of Westminster.

Assistant for Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Seamus Murphy and Per-Anders Pettersson.




Photos and text in the press:

The New York Times, Business Week, Polka, Monocle, Harper's Bazaar (UK, Arabia), Afisha Mir, Forbes (Spain, Middle East), Libération, Marie-Claire (South-Africa), Néon, The Sunday Times (UK, South-Africa), The Big Issue (South-Africa), Horizons, Via, SHOTS, Vent Sud, Okapi, Coop, La Gazette, Midi Libre...


Commercial clients:

Leo Burnett Switzerland, Canon Europe, The Red Dot agency, Velocity Films, Le Douze, Nameless Films, GoodYear, British Fashion Council, Africa Centre, Oenobrands, the City of Montpellier, Bus Films, Languedoc Roussillon Cinéma, Montpellier Hérault Rugby Club, La Panacée...


Exhibitions:

Plus Belle la Ville, Solo exhibit. Gallery La Chapelle du Quartier Haut, Sète, France (June 17 - July 16, 2017)

Dreamland, Solo exhibit. Gallery Le Lac Gelé, Nîmes, France (Oct 16 - Nov 15 2014)

Dreamland, Solo exhibit. Gallery Focale, Nyon, Switzerland (April 27 - June 06 2014)

Dreamland, Solo exhibit. Gallery Saint Ravy, Montpellier, France (May 04-20 2012)

Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Noorderlicht, Netherlands (September-October 2011)

Festival OffSete, La Décoratrice, Sète, France (June 2011)

Festival des Boutographies, Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, France (May 2011)

Bonani Africa Photographic Festival, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town and Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South-Africa (August-November 2010)

The Ian Parry Scholarship 2007 recipients and short listed, Getty Gallery, London, U.K. (August 2007)