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Carlos Reyes-Manzo (born 1944 San Antonio, Chile) is a documentary photographer, photojournalist and poet.

He studied photography at the Instituto Filmico of the Universidad Catolica de Chile and in 1964 began working as a photojournalist for Revista Vea in ZigZag Publishing. From 1971-73 he worked in the 16mm department of Chile Films.

Following the military coup in 1973 in which General Augusto Pinochet came to power, he was detained and imprisoned for two years and in 1975 was exiled to Panama.

In Panama he worked as a photojournalist for Revista Senda, ACAN-EFE and Associated Press. In 1979 he documented the Nicaraguan revolution and the negotiations for the handover of the Panama Canal from the United States.

In 1979 Reyes-Manzo was kidnapped in Panama by the Chilean secret police and sent back to Chile via London. He escaped from the plane in London Heathrow Airport and has since lived in London.

In 1982 he established the Andes Press Agency, a photo agency and publishing house.

Reyes-Manzo has travelled extensively throughout Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia documenting people who are marginalised from society and who suffer human rights abuses.

In 1984 he travelled with Cardinal Basil Hume to document the Ethiopia famine and his work was published in the book, I Was Hungry.... In 2004 on the 20th anniversary of the famine he returned to Ethiopia and in October 2004 he held an exhibition at The Bargehouse in London.

In October 2002 he travelled to Iraq and in February 2003, just before the war in Iraq, he held an exhibition on the people of Iraq at Foyles Gallery in London.

In 2004 he documented the murders of women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and in 2005 the murders of women in Guatemala. In February 2006 an exhibition titled "Impunity" was held at The Oxo Gallery in London.

In February 2006 his poetry book Oranges in Times of Moon was published. In October 2006 he participated in Sidaja International Festival of Poetry in Trieste.


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