Melanie King is currently working as the Acting Project Manager at the Photography and the Archive Research Centre. For PARC, she has convened the Shadows Symposium, a one- day symposium at Camberwell College of Art which explored the ways contemporary artists use analogue processes.
Melanie is co-Director and Founder of the London Alternative Photography Collective alongside Almudena Romero. Melanie has organised monthly talks for the London Alternative Photography Collective at Photofusion, Four Corners Gallery, Roman Road Gallery, Doomed Gallery Dalston, The Camera Club Kennington and 71A Gallery.
Collaborations within the London Alternative Photography Collective include a world record sized cyanotypes commissioned by The Wellcome Trust (Melanie King, Constanza Isaza Martinez, Andres Pantoja) and a large cyanotype mural the Chelsea Flower Fringe (Melanie King, Corinne Silva, Eva Sajovic)
Melanie has curated a number of exhibitions including; Aether at Imperial College London, London Pinhole Festival at Doomed Gallery Dalston, Aether at the Jarvis Dooney Gallery in Berlin, Lumen Residency in Atina, Italy, Celestial Bodies, Digital Shoreditch, Shoreditch Town Hall, Aether at University of the Arts London Showroom Gallery and London Analogue Festival 2014, The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf .
Melanie has provided a number of workshops in analogue photography processes for London College of Communication Short Courses, The Photographers' Gallery, TATE Britain, Ditto Press, Brighton Photo Biennal, SALT Festival Norway, The University of Westminster and Photofusion.
Melanie is currently pursuing her PhD in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. Melanie has presented her research at London Design Festival, Leuphana Universitat Luneberg Germany, the Uncertain States Salon, London College of Communication, LONDON LASER: Central Saint Martins, London South Bank University, The Helsinki Photomedia Conference, UAL Philosophy Society and MiniClick Brighton.