Fernando Manso Photographer

Fernando Manso
Fernando Manso
Madrid, 1961
 
Respectful observer of reality and promoter of his own truth: minimalist, meticulous, romantic... but above all a photographer of beauty.
 
1984-1988. Canon. Managed the Canon Spain Department of Professional Photography
(CPS), advising professional press and fashion photographers.  He starts to carry out his first photos as a self´taught photographer.
 
1988-1990. Advertising Agency Contrapunto.
 
1990. He becomes an independent professional photographer in the world of advertising. Manso carries out many of the relevant campaigns of his country, Spain, and is present in international magazines like Archive and Communication Arts as well as the award of the Graphic Festival of New York.
 
During this period he edits five books, four calendars and the catalogue of his first exhibit in the Art Gallery XXI (2006).
 
2007. He edits a book, about the sailing world, with an artistic vision, carried out on the occasion of the Americas' Cup (Valencia, 2007), commissioned by Caja Madrid.
 
2008.  During the whole year he devotes himself to the shooting of the originals on the Community of Madrid, commissioned by Tourism of Madrid.
 
2009. Together with five photographers, he is chosen for the project “XXI Century Post cards”, with the objective of photographing the most important architectural works of the last 20 years in Madrid.
 
 
Exhibits

September 2006.  ART GALLERY XXI, Madrid. First exhibit of photographic art work with the mist as leitmotiv.  
 
October 2007. FUNDACIÓN CANAL ISABEL II, Madrid.  He participates in the exhibit “OCULTOS” together with seventy six authors, including some of the worlds reknown fotographers.  He presents his work “Armonía”.
 
2007 & 2008. ARCO. He presents with Ars Fundum his works “Lake” and  “Iceland”.
 
2008. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF UNION FENOSA (MACUF), La Coruña. Exhibit of “XXI Century Still Lifes”, artistic and personal iterpretation on twenty recipes of the best Spanish Chef's, sponsored by the Xunta and Unión Fenosa.

2009. ARCO, six photographs as independent artist.
 
May 2009.  Exhibit of 31 originals belonging to the book “Madrid ”at the Instituto de Cervantes of Moscow, Russia.
 
October 2009. Exhibit of 80 photographs belonging to the book "MADRID", during a month at Victorio  Emmanuele Street in Milan, Italy.
 
2009. Exhibit of 40 photographs of  “Madrid, unknown Region” at the REAL CASA DE CORREOS DE MADRID.
 
2010, July - December. Exhibit  “Madrid unknown Region” at INSTITUTO  CERVANTES OF BRASIL (Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Florianopolis, Salvador, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia).
2010. Exhibit and photographic workshop at INSTITUTO CERVANTES DE RABAT, MOROCCO.
 
2011. RED ITINER, during the whole 2011 itinerant exhibit at different locations of the Madrid Community, under the title "Landscapes of Madrid by Fernando Manso".

2011, September – February 2012.  Individual exhibit of 31 works at Bulevar Salvador Allende in Alcobendas, Madrid.
 
2011. Collective exhibit of "A PORTRAIT OF SPAIN"  at the Manila Metropolitan Museum, Phillipines.

2012. Itinerant Exhibit for the RED Itiner, of the Comunidad de Madrid, during all of 2012 under the title “LANDSCAPES of MADRID”.
 
2012. Collective Exhibit of 14 photographs. “PHOTO BY PHOTO, A PORTRAIT OF SPAIN” at The Korea Foundation Cultural Center Gallery, Seoul (Korea).
 
2012. Collective Exhibit of 14 photographs. “PHOTO BY PHOTO, A PORTRAIT OF SPAIN” at  Yeosu (Korea).

May 2012. Exhibit “Madrid en Bogotá” in the San Agustin Cloister in Bogotá, Colombia

2012. Itinerant exhibit “Madrid en Bogotá” through Cartagena and Cali.

2013 March-April. Galeria Mario Sequeira, Braga, Portugal Collective Exhibit with five works

2013. Itinerant Exhibit for the RED Itiner, of the Comunidad de Madrid, during all of 2012 under the title “LANDSCAPES of MADRID”.

2014 April. Exhibit “ Lux Oxidada” at the Caylus Gallery in Madrid

Publications

2009. Presentation of the book, “Madrid Fernando Manso”, published by Turner Publishings  & Turismo Madrid.  First edition.

May 2011. Publishing with Lunwerg Editorial the new version of “Madrid Fernando Manso” First Edition.

June 2011. Book signing in the stand of Lunwerg Publishings & travel library of the new “Madrid Fernando Manso” book , at the Book Fair of the Retiro.

June 2012. Second edition of “Madrid Fernando Manso” Lunwerg Publishings.

Dicember 2012 . Publishing of the new book “España Fernando Manso” with a prologue by  Antonio Lopez.

June 2013.  Book signing in the stand of Lunwerg Publishings & travel library of the new  books “Madrid and España Fernando Manso”, at the Book Fair of the Retiro.

September 2013. Third edition of the book “Madrid Fernando Manso” Lunwerg Publishings.

Photography project of La Alhambra completed in 2012-2013, to be published by TF Publishings.

Awards

2003. Best graphic art work for the LOEWE Esencia Femme ad campaign.
 
2009. "Premio Nacional de las Artes 2008 en Gastronomía" granted by the spanish Royal Academy of Gastronomy.
 
2011. Silver AMPE with the graphic art work  "Asturias/Niemeyer".