Bio
Born in Murcia (Spain) where he graduated in advertising, Juan Manuel completed his training as a photographer in Barcelona at the Institute of Design and Image (IDEP) where he worked for a year with Luca Pagliari. He graduated in Université Paris VIII in France and got a Master in Art, philosophie and aesthetics, specialised in Photography and Contemporary Art.
After working in Advertising agencies such as Saatchi&Saatchi, McCann-Ericksson and Grey Worldwide in London he moved to Paris where he became the assistant of photographers such as Laure Vasconi, Xavier Lucchesi and Ariadna Bufi. He also worked for Daylight Photo Studio and Paris Photo.
He occasionally collaborated with the group of photographers Tendance Floue. In 2008 he worked at the agency Magnum Photos.

He is based in France and works as a freelance photographer.

Represented by Galerie Circulation(s), Paris.
Exhibitions
Les Yeux Ouverts Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 2006
Portraits Anonymes Espace Idep, Barcelona 2007
Regards en Noir et Blanc Espace Idep, Barcelona 2007
Selection Creajoven 2009 Puertas de Castilla, Murcia 2009
Selection Creajoven 2010 Laboratorio de Arte Joven, Murcia 2010
Night Road Paris, Ateliers Portes Ouvertes 19 October 2012
Le Corps Spirituel Centre de Danse du Marais, Paris 31 January 2015
Le Corps Spirituel Galerie Monod, Paris 19 November 2015
Le Corps Spirituel Salle Opera_Hotel Intercontinental Paris le Grand 11 October 2016
Circulation(s), Festival de la Jeune Photographie Européenne Festival Circulation(s), Le Centquatre, Paris 21st January - 5th Mars 2017
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