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Constantine Manos (1934-)

The flow of people in a setting, their changing relationships to each other and their environment, and their constantly changing expressions and movements - all combine to create dynamic situations that provide the photographer with limitless choices of when to push the button. By choosing a precise intersection between subject and time, he may transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and the real into the surreal.
-Constantine Manos

Constantine Manos was born in South Carolina to Greek immigrant parents. His photographic career began when he was 13, in the school camera club, and within several years he was a professional photographer. At the age of 19 he was hired as the official photographer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. During this time he attended The University of South Carolina, graduating 1955 with a B.A. in English Literature. After military service, he moved to New York, where he worked for “Esquire”, “Life”, “Look”, as well as shooting many assignments for Time-Life books. One of his books include, A Greek Portfolio, a collection of photographs made in isolated areas of rural Greece in the early 1960’s.  This book won awards at Arles and at the Leipzig Book Fair. In 1963, Constantine Manos joined Magnum Photos.


A Greek Portfolio, By Constantine Manos

Magnum Photos


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