Manuel has collaborated with photographers, writers and videographers across the country and internationally, to create strong documentary-style footage highlighting current affairs. His work ranges from daily event photography to in-depth storytelling, focusing on the important stories and people in his community and abroad.
Manuel has a degree in English and a degree in Visual Journalism from the University of Tampa and Brooks Institute of Photography. He has held positions at several newspapers and magazines as a photographer and videographer earning him several awards in both focuses.
He comes from an art-minded family, which he attributes to his interest in visual media. Manuel’s entire family is from Asuncion, Paraguay, and the majority of his relatives still live in South America. Manuel enjoys spending his free time with his Son and Daughter and beautiful wife who he likes going camping with, riding bikes and going to cubs games.
Stories by Manuel Martinez
Tornadoes swept through Chicago’s western suburbs on Sunday, damaging homes, knocking down trees and injuring multiple people.
At The Admiral at the Lake, residents are emerging from life in lockdown. Fitness classes, choir practice and field trips are all back on as normal life returns.
After missing so much in their last year, seniors are savoring prom. “I walked in and I was already crying,” one joyful Senn High grad said.
Logan Square Center overflowed with people holding flags and signs demanding justice.
Following the first significant snowfall of the season, Chicagoans took to the winter wonderland with snow angels, skiing and sledding.
Chicago Board of Elections spokesman Jim Allen said the city could very likely hit the top 70% turnout.
We dropped in on early voters in Edgewater to find out what’s motivating them in this year’s election.
On Tuesday, 300,000 students across Chicago started remote learning. We spent the morning with three of them as they navigated nerves, new routines and technology.
The protests that followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake, now paralyzed, turned deadly Tuesday night when a teenager allegedly shot and killed two people.