Manuel Marano is an Italian documentary photographer and filmmaker. He uses photography 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 switches to documentary photography and becomes committed to visual story telling including filmmaking. 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.
2015 - IPA Honorable Mention for A Delicate Sense of Hope
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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.
"Tokai" means "to collect" and usually indicates street children that live on collecting recyclable materials from Garbage. In Dhaka, the capital city of bangladesh tens of thousand children live on collecting recyclable materials such as plastic bottles, cans, lead batteries, fragments of iron and paper to turn them into valuable materials.