Constantine Manos: Personal Documentary

Constantine Manos was born in 1934 in South Carolina to Greek immigrant parents. He went on to attend the University of South Carolina, from which he graduated in 1955. Joining Magnum Photos in 1963, he then became a full Member in 1965. This video, produced in partnership with Magnum, is a personal documentary of Manos’ wide-ranging subjects – from desegregation in the American South to life in Greece and his later work throughout America which he shot in color. One thing has remained constant throughout his career, it’s been Costa and his Leica rangefinder.

-Leica Internet Team

You can view Constantine’s portfolio at Magnum and on his website,

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  • Mr. Manos,

    thank you so much for documenting those terrible times and events that should never be forgotten … and of course for all the other great photography too!

  • Thank you for sharing these outstanding pictures- you view the world objectively, without sentimentality, and the emotion of your images speaks for itself. Very inspiring.

  • Bravo, vre Costa.

    Loved the whole thing. Your range is impressive and your interpretation is meaningful to me as a fellow Greek.

  • I have a copy of American colour and a sign copy of American colour 2, I normally work in black and white, but these books in colour are the epitome of how colour should be done!

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