Perry Manuk uses photography to examine the mutual impact of humans on their surroundings and vice versa, the way surroundings impact humans.
In his series “The West” he looks at imagery that was ingrained in him during his primary years and asks the question of why certain things leave a significant visual impact. This question continually reveals new answers sometimes leading to new work. In his series “The Salton Sea”, Manuk considers land exploration from the perspective of a failed attempt. The series reveals the interactions of people and place through land acquisition and development in California. In his “Baltimore” series he focuses on the history left on the structures of a town and uses these remnants as a door to its history. With his latest series “Constructed Spaces”, Manuk concentrates on how man-made environments are crafted with references to the natural world thus creating similar visual patterns, which in turn question the notion of “unnatural”.
Solo Show at Die Botschaft 1628 - October 27th to November 27th
Hamburg Affordable Art Fair - November 14th to 17th
Guest Speaker and Exhibiter at International Photography Festival in Tel-Aviv - April 2014
Solo Show at Gallery Lauth - TBD 2014
Perry Manuk is a photographer originally from Santa Barbara, California. He studied at Brooks Institute of Photography from 2002 to 2005 where he won the First Prize Portfolio Award in photography from PIEA, and earned a BFA. Perry completed his MFA at Maryland Institute of College of Art, where he was awarded a Graduate Merit Fellowship. He also developed and facilitated a photography program at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara, and was engaged as a Continuing Education photography instructor at Fairfax County Public School in Virginia, as well as an instructor through Penn Camera in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
Past gallery exhibitions include Constructed Spaces, exhibited at the Meyerhof Gallery, Baltimore, Red's Gallery (Santa Barbara), The Gallery at Pikesville (Baltimore), Fox 3 (Baltimore), and the Easton Gallery of Photographic Arts (Easton). His work has been featured in Black and White Magazine, Renegade Vision and 28mm.org. Perry's long-held interest in illustrating unique perspectives and relationships to public spaces has seen him producing work in England, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Russia, Germany, Poland, Turkey, as well as across the U.S. and in Canada.