At 18 years old and in High School, Manny started out as an apprentice to photographer and Master custom color printer David West. Just three months into his 3 year apprenticeship Manny won his first Blue Ribbon (First Place) at the Professional Photographers Association of New Jersey, BPH Chapter. Soon after, he became Print Chairman in charge of print competition for (BPH chapter of PPANJ) three consecutive years. 
In 1980, after winning many local awards, Manny won The Fassbender Award at the Atlantic City Convention of the Professional Photographers of New Jersey. At 22 years old he was the youngest to receive this prestigious award.

 

Manny has also been a member of the Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of North Eastern Pennsylvania, Professional Photographers of Greater New York, where he continued to receive awards for his photographic excellence. As a result, he lectured to other professionals at local and statewide meetings in New Jersey. 
When he lived in New Jersey some of his commercial accounts were Unilever Brothers, Prudential Securities New York, Prudential Bache Great Britton, YKK Zippers, Corporate Express. In 1993 he received “Certified Professional Photographer” degree with the Professional Photographers of America. At that time there were only eleven photographers in the entire state of New Jersey to receive this distinction.

 

He moved to New Port Richey, Florida in 1997. In 2005 he held a photo exhibit at the Pasco Arts Council. Opening night, he was received by a standing room only crowd. He broke all their attendance records as well as sales records. 
Besides having his own photography business, Manny finds time to conduct major seminars throughout Florida and has been a guest speaker at numerous amateur photo clubs. He is also a monthly guest on Studio 10 Connects, a Tampa TV program.

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