/ 2021 / Portraiture / Culture
These are photographs of experiences that I had photographing in the American west. They are also iconic images to my feelings of the west. They give me a grip on and a memory of another vanishing American culture.
Dennis Manarchy was raised in Rockford, Illinois and grew a love for photography at an early age.
Upon graduation from Rochester Institute of Technology he was fortunate to serve an apprenticeship for legendary photographer, Irving Penn.
Dennis was drafted into the army in 1968, serving as Lieutenant in the Vietnam War.
Returning home disillusioned, he was taken under the care of a Lumbee Indian chief, spending 6 months immersing himself in their daily life…a pivotal experience…one that led him back to his art.
He built a studio in Chicago and has been creating never looking back.
Awards Career Awards include:
Museum of Contemporary Photography permanent collection
2012 International Photography Awards (“Lucie Awards”) – Finalist, Deeper Perspective category
Proffesional Work include:
Campaigns for The Gap, Nike, Harley-Davidson, Apple, Kodak, Panasonic, Porsche, and Dior. Dennis has had features in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Zoom, Photo, Life, and Time magazines.
His first book “En Passant” won the prestigious American Graphic Design award.