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Manuel Almenares


location: Havana, Cuba

e-mail: [email protected]

phone: +53 5 8417385


        Manuel Almenares Estrada was born in 1992 in Havana, the capital of Cuba.
        2007-2010 – He studied high school at the Vladimir Ilich Lenin Vocational Pre-University Institute of Exact Sciences.
        After finishing his military service, he worked as a messenger at the Sacred Greek Orthodox Cathedral of San Nicolas de Mira in Havana, where he had his first contacts with photography by working as a photojournalist for religious activities.
        2014-2017 – at the Cabrales del Valle Academy of Art and Photography he studied the levels of Photographic Technique, Photographic Appreciation, Photographic Composition, Genres and Styles of Photography and Portrait Technique.
        2016 – he work as a free lance for the company "Fathom".
        2016-2019 – Manuel was the photographer for Opus Habana Magazine of the Office of the City Historian (OHC). It was during this period that he gained working experience as a photojournalist and decided to channel his personal work towards documentary photography with a marked humanist bias.
        Since 2020 – associate member of the Agencia Jíbaro Photos.
        Since 2023 – member of the Noga Creative Union.

        Awards & Honors:
        2020 – Grand Prize of Cuban Photo Library and Grant of Alfredo Sarabia , to the essay: "The disease over the disease" (2020) at the IX Alfredo Sarabia in Memoriam Photography Biennial.

        Solo exhibitions:
        2021 – The disease on the disease, The South Florida Latin American Photography Forum (SoFLaFoto), Miami, Florida, USA.
        2019 – Black Wall (Guest artist's wall), Series: "Once upon a time in the west ...", Cuban Art Factory, Havana, Cuba.
        2018 – guest artist at the 17th ICAIC Youth Show, Charles Chaplin Gallery and public intervention at Variedades 23 y 10 (Ten Cents) Expo: “Verbo de perro”, Havana, Cuba.

        Group exhibitions:
        2020 – City Vs Quarentine, Lviv region, Ukraine.
        2020 – Contemporary Stories, Casa América, Madrid, Spain.
        2019 – 8th House, XIII Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.
        2017 – Double Play, Cuatro Caminos Photo-Museum, Series: "Once upon a time in the west ...", Mexico City, Mexico.
        2017 – Cuba trhough our eyes, University of Washington Tower Seattle, Washington, USA.
        2017 – exhibition of the Creative Workshop of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, Sala Rubén Martínez Villena, Galería UNEAC, Havana, Cuba.
        2017 – exhibition of the Cabrales del Valle Academy on the occasion of the Day of Cuban Photography, Hall of Diversity of Old Havana, Havana, Cuba.
        2016 – Light to your own Chemistry, photographic project of the University of the Arts (ISA), Gallery of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana, Cuba.
        2016 – The 1st Photography Salon of the Cabrales del Valle Academy, Gallery of the University of Havana, Havana, Cuba.
        2016 – Eroticism in art, San Antonio de los Baños Municipal Museum, Cuba.
        2015 – Impronta, Canal Habana Art Gallery, Havana, Cuba.