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Photography is my passion

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My Story

Mom with Kids at the Beach, © Lou Manso

Hello! Thank you for stopping by. I am an award winning photographer and photojournalist. I had my first photo published by a major newspaper when I was just fifteen. I had my first photos published by The New York Daily News when I was 16, and by the time that I was 17, I was receiving photo assignments and having work published by The New York Times and the Associated Press.

I have shot news, fashion, weddings, portraits, industrial and event photography. My fashion work has been published in small, independent magazines. Some of my news photos have been published around the world. I began my professional photography career when I was in my late teens. However, life took me in a different career path. I pursued a successful career in advertising. In 1994 founded my own advertising agency. While I am still active in my ad agency,  I recently decided to relaunch my photography career and return to my passion, photography.

Lou Manso

Me and some of my published work


Lou Manso


© Copyright 1977 by The New York Times.

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Union City Fire © Copyright 2021 by Lou Manso

"Award of Merit" winner in the Ilford £1,000 Competition


Directing a TV Commercial for my ad agency around 1996.

© Copyright 2022 by Lou Manso

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