Manuel Marano uses photography and videography to explore the human condition across a variety of social and cultural contexts. He specializes in long-term, in-depth projects. He starts his career in the commercial field in 2001. In late 2010 he decides to follow his passion for documentary photography, becoming committed to visual story telling including filmmaking. He is the co-producer and co-director of "A Life In Chains", a video documentary on human traffic and prostitution in Bangladesh which is based on his personal investigative report. The movie was released in late 2016.

He is now working on a new Video Documentary Project on war and its consequences.

 

He is currently based in Hamburg, Germany.

 

Clients

Barclays, Swissquote, Haymarket, Ruptly, Intake Editors, Cochlear®, 90 Seconds, Social Business Earth, Hegel Architektur, Mbassy Hamburg, Luca Brenta Yacht Design, Blumarine, Bellantuono, Luca Stefani, Unaa, Icone, Twinings, Corneliani, RentMi, Marco De Vincenzo, Baci & Abbracci.

 

Publications

De Tijd, Daily Sun, La Repubblica, L'Adige, Elle, Glamour, Trasher Magazine, Vogue Pelle, Shots Magazine, Combo Contemporary Art Magazine.

 

 

Awards and Grants

2015

International Photography Awards - Feature Story, Honorable Mention for "A DELICATE SENSE OF HOPE"

2013

International Photography Awards - Feature Story, Honorable Mention for "SRI LANKA"

International Photography Awards - General News, Honorable Mention for "SRI LANKA"

2012

IPA, One Shot The City, Selected for the Los Angeles Exhibition during MOPLA 2012

International Photography Awards - Photo Essay and Feature Story, Honorable Mention for "KANDAPARA"

International Photography Awards - People: Culture, Honorable Mention

International Photography Awards - Editorial, Honorable Mention

2011

PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris- General News, Gold Medal for "JOURNEY OF HOPE"

International Photography Awards - General News, Honorable Mention for "JOURNEY OF HOPE"

International Photography Awards - Photo Essay and Feature Story, Honorable Mention for "SAND AND WATER"

International Photography Awards - Photo Essay and Feature Story, Honorable Mention for "SOLLI KOVIL"

2010

Celeste Prize International - Shortlisted

2009

American Photographic Artists - Portrait Category Winner

Premio Celeste Italy- Finalist Celeste Prize International - Shortlisted

1998

"Università Dell'immagine" Milan Italy - Granted with a two years Scholarship


Exhibitions

2014

"Another Day", Group Exhibition. DdA Factory Contemporary Art. Cagliari, Italy.

"Another Day", Solo Exhibition. DdA Factory Contemporary Art. Cagliari, Italy.

2012

IPA - One Shot The City, Group Exhibition - MOPLA 2012 Los Angeles, USA.

2011

"Aparayejo", Solo Exhibition - Open Mind Gallery. Milan, Italy.

"Dhaka", Solo Exhibition, Curated by Alterarti - Teatro Franco Parenti. Milan, Italy

"Kokoro", Group Exhibition - Camera 16 Gallery, Contemporary Art. Milan, Italy

2010

"L'Aquila, One Year Later" - Solo Exhibition - Milan, Italy

2009

Premio Celeste Italy - Group Exhibition - Milan, Italy

2008

Le Alterità - Group Exhibition - Rome, Italy