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In pictures: American colour
New Orleans
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Photographer Constantine Manos is the winner of this year's Leica Medal of Excellence.
Miami Beach.
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His ten winning pictures are from an ongoing project 'American Colour' which he has been working on for many years.
New Orleans
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Manos' photographs capture a world of collage...
Times Square, New York.
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...figures set against dark structures...
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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...or lurid scenes of the American vernacular.
Daytona Beach, Florida
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"Although the pictures were made in the United States" Manos says...
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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..."they do not pretend to constitute a general or definitive statement about the country or its people."
Times Square, New York.
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He continues, "they are instead specific moments which exist for their own sake...
Daytona Beach, Florida.
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...which charm, mystify and astonish, while asking questions without really giving answers."
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Constantine Manos is represented by Magnum Photos.




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