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Manuel Martinez

Manuel Martinez

Photojournalist

Manuel Martinez, is a multimedia journalist, born in Denver Colorado and living in Chicago, Illinois. He is the staff visual Journalist (Producer) for WBEZ. He has worked at Crain’s Chicago Business, the Denver Post/Viva Colorado and at the Naples Daily News, contributing video and photos to both the print and online publications. 

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.

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