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

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



SouthEnd Arts GRACEFest | June 2021

Goodyear Arts Residency Showcase | July 2021

Photoville Festival | June 2022

Pingyao International Photography Festival | September 2022

Photoville Festival | June 2023

The Sound Crickets Make | August 2023


Goodyear Artist Resident 

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

Arts & Science Council Invest in Creatives Fund Grant 

The New School 2022-2023 Student Research Grant

Diversify Photo Member

Delicia Studio Artist Workshop 

News | Features 

Murze Magazineprint | 2019

Colorblock Magazine, print | 2020

The Brooklyn Circus | Interview - 2020

Aint-Bad | Feature - 2020

Musée Magazine | Feature - 2020

Arcca Magazine | Interview - 2020

CRWN Mag | Interview - 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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