A Greensboro, North Carolina native by way of Palm Harbor, Florida, Sean Manuel is a photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. 

His  work aims to reinvent notions of beauty and explore the complexities of Blackness. Through the intentional arrangement of Black bodies and objects within unintended spaces he communicates ideas of Blackness like intimacy, community and spirituality. Constructing worlds where Black bodies can be protagonists of their own stories and be unapologetic and confrontational in their expressions of Blackness. 



GRACEFest - SouthEnd Arts, Charlotte, NC - June 2021

Residency Showcase - Goodyear Arts - June 2021 - July 2021


Summer 2021 Goodyear Artist Resident 

Current Collective Grant funded by NC BLOC's Ella Baker Project 

Arts & Science Council Invest in Creatives Fund Grant 

News | Features 

Murze Magazinephotography; print | December 2019

Colorblock Magazinephotography; print | May 2020

The Brooklyn Circus | Interview - May 2020

Aint-Bad | Feature - September 2020

Musée Magazine | Feature - October 2020

Arcca Magazine | Interview - October 2020

CRWN Mag | Interview - December 2020

Online Features: Photo VogueAfropunk, VSCOBlack Archivist, Raw Melanin, Kanaiza, Murze Magazine, ColorBlock Magazine, Culture Icon, Aint-BadMusée Magazine, My Beautiful Africa, Dont Take Pictures

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