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Manuel Armenis, Germany

2018 Sony World Photography Awards - Category Winner, Street Photography, Open Competition


Manuel Armenis (b. 1971) is a fine-art and street photographer currently based in Hamburg, Germany. Strongly influenced by a filmmaking background the emphasis of his practice is the realization of long-term projects with a focus on exploring the human condition in everyday urban environments. His photographs offer intimate views of ordinary spaces, examining traces of everyday life in fleeting moments and situations. His work touches on ideas of belonging, isolation, change and disconnect. Manuel began his study of photography at the Icart, École de Photographie in Paris, France. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts in London, England, with a BA in filmmaking. Manuel’s work has been awarded, exhibited and published internationally.