“El Pais habria visto disolverse su capital social, si no tuviera lazos espirituales que nos enaltecen y configuran la recia personalidad nacional. Gracias Maestro Manuel H, por preservar nuestra historia a través de la magia de la fotografia”
Alvaro Uribe Vélez, Presidente de la República de Colombia
Bogotá, enero 26 de 2006
“Murder, cock fighting, masked wrestling, window dressing, wedding cakes, funerals, trade fairs, politicians, petrol refineries, protests, blood, bulls, and matadors set the stage for the characters in Manuel H examination of human nature in Bogotá.
From sports photography to investigative journalism, the fame of Manuel H has spread as his camera has encompassed all aspects of life in his home town.
Manuel H in Bogotá has become synonymous with his time and place
he is a conductor of the energies which weave the fabric of the town.
Throughout his life he has made a forensic dissection of this most extraordinary
environment. For six decades every athlete, author, artist, criminal, beggar,
and president have had their picture taken by Manuel H”
Timothy Prus, The Archive, London, 30 April 2006
Carnet réalisé avec son petit-fils Manuel Fierro.
Pdf complet : 31.05.2006 maquette Manuel H. Bogota Recia