Manuel Marano is an Italian documentary photographer and filmmaker. He is a visual story teller using photography and videography to explore the human condition across a variety of social and cultural contexts. He starts his career in the commercial field in 2001. In late 2010 he decides to follow his passion for documentary photography. He often works on personal long term projects. 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.
He is currently based in Hamburg, Germany.
Barclays, Swissquote, Haymarket, Ruptly, Intake Editors, Cochlear®, 90 Seconds, Social Business Earth, Hegel Architektur, Mbassy Hamburg, Luca Brenta Yacht Design, De Tijd, Daily Sun, La Repubblica, L'Adige, Elle, Glamour, Trasher Magazine, Vogue Pelle, Shots Magazine, Combo Contemporary Art Magazine.
2015 - IPA Honorable Mention for A Delicate Sense of Hope
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A leather tannery located in the Hazaribagh District of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Workers in many leather tanneries in the Hazaribagh neighborhood of Dhaka including children as young as 11, become ill because of exposure to hazardous chemicals and are injured in horrific workplace accidents, Human Rights Watch says in a report. The tanneries, which export hundreds of millions of dollars in leather for luxury goods throughout the world, spew pollutants into surrounding communities.
Bansi Singh in her house in Mumbai, India. A frame from the short video documentary "Lost Roots"
Lost Roots is a short video documentary about Bansi Singh life. The movie written and directed by Manuel Marano will be released at the end of 2017.
Bansi Singh is a writer/poetess based in India whose work "Khiddo" is very well known. Even at the age of 90, she maintains an active lifestyle, positive attitude and endless love for life and everything beautiful.
Workers. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is urbanising fast. Dhaka (the capital city), a megacity of 17 million people (with upto 60% living in the slums), is pulling rural migrants faster and larger than any other city in the country. The economic factor plays a crucial role in the migration process but even the often natural disasters such as flood, drought, cyclones, riverbank erosion that destroy the agricultural outcomes every year, push people to the megacity. A high percentage of migrants live in slums and are mostly employed in low paid and unconventional jobs.