Manuel Rivera Ortiz’s work focuses on the poor and disenfranchised around the world. He is the recipient of the national En Foco, Inc. New Works Photography Award for his images of Cuba. His work has exhibited in galleries and publications worldwide, including Mead Living Australia. Images from Rivera-Ortiz’s first ever documentary work in Kenya 2001 were recently added to the permanent collections of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography. His work is also now featured in a new book by Simon & Schuster, New York, titled “Voices in First Person: Reflections On Latino Identity.”
ITUNES (PODCAST EPISODE #72): Look for interview with Rivera-Ortiz as he speaks with Paul Giguere, host of the popular 20,000 downloads a month photography Podcast titled "Thoughts on Photography" (http://www.thoughtsonphotography.com). In an upcoming edition of "Thoughts on Photography," Rivera-Ortiz talks about his past and current work, and about where the future lies for his photography. “I'm an admirer or your work,” Giguere writes about the interview, “we’ll discuss your work and your approach to photography.” If you are interested, subscribe for free on iTunes to listen to the interview as soon as it is released.
RANGEFINDER MAGAZINE: Manuel Rivera-Ortiz takes us in a “heart-rending” [Jared Smith, Associate Editor Rangefinder] account of his journey through the streets of modern-day India—Rangefinder Magazine (April 2008). In this 4-page feature written and photographed by Rivera-Ortiz (pg.122), Rivera-Ortiz recounts his personal experiences through the streets of the world’s largest democracy where nearly 400 million people still live in advent poverty.