Carlos Reyes-Manzo

Visual Artist

1944 –

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Who is Carlos Reyes-Manzo?

Carlos Reyes-Manzo is a documentary photographer and poet. He studied photography at the Instituto Filmico of the Universidad Catolica de Chile and in 1964 began working as a photojournalist for Revista Vea in ZigZag Publishing. From 1971-73 he worked in the 16mm department of Chile Films.

Following the military coup in 1973 in which General Augusto Pinochet came to power, he was detained and imprisoned for two years and in 1975 was exiled to Panama. In Panama he worked as a photojournalist for Revista Senda, ACAN-EFE and Associated Press. In 1979 he documented the Nicaraguan revolution and the negotiations for the handover of the Panama Canal from the United States. In 1979 Reyes-Manzo was kidnapped in Panama by the Chilean secret police and sent back to Chile via London. He escaped from the plane in London Heathrow Airport and has since lived in London.

In 1982 Reyes-Manzo established the Andes Press Agency, a photo agency and publishing house. He has travelled in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia documenting people who are marginalised from society and who suffer human rights abuses.

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on July 23, 2013


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