Photojournalism - Professional

Campaigner

Michael Philip Manheim
USA

Nominee

"Campaigner"
A 1960 rally in Philadelphia for Nixon, whose television debate with Kennedy contributed to his presidential loss

Biography: "Photography was a passing interest, at age seven," according to Michael Philip Manheim, "when Cousin Bill gave me a box camera. At age thirteen it kicked in hard." "I was hooked," he recalled. "I became a kind of local treasure, winning contests with a good eye for composition but a whole lot to learn. I pursued photography with such a passion that it became my profession." These were exciting years for technical advancements in photographic films and equipment. Creativity was frequently linked to the latest breakthroughs. Manheim moved past a...

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