Manu Valcarce is a Spanish documentary photographer based in London. His interests are in everyday people and their stories, being drawn to social issues and human rights. He works by immersing himself in the lives of the people he documents, living and working with them in an attempt to gain a better understanding and resulting in a more honest representation of their situations. He has worked on projects ranging from the lives of Muslim transsexuals living in Jakarta, Indonesia to those affected by austerity in rural Spain. He has spent time living in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and in the dormitories of migrant Indian workers who work in the Singapore’s blooming construction industry.
Manu graduated in MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism in LCC in January 2016. His work has been screened in the Tate Modern and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London and exhibited in solo and collective shows as well as photography festivals. He have been shortlisted by Travel Photographer of the Year, AOP Open Awards, and National Geographic Photo Contest.