About the Puerto Rican photographer, Manuel RIVERA-ORTIZ (*1968)
Documentary photographer and writer Manuel RIVERA-ORTIZ was himself born in poor circumstances. His work follows the humanistic tradition of 'Concerned Photography'. He photographs in less developed regions of the world and preserves in his images the dignity of the people who live here disadvantaged in poverty. His work reflects his own experiences of living on clay soils and in corrugated iron huts. In 2009, with the help of friends, he founded the Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation for documentary photography and film. His images are represented in numerous public and private collections, including the George Eastman House in Rochester and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.
Photo books by Manuel RIVERA-ORTIZ
'India. Celebration of Life' (2015); 'Cuba. Finding Home' (2021)