Carlos Reyes-Manzo, International Photojournalist, to Speak Oct. 28

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The Children's Health Applied Research Team (CHART) at the University of Prince Edward Island is hosting the world-renowned photojournalist, Carlos Reyes-Manzo during a week-long photo shoot on PEI. Mr. Reyes-Manzo will present and discuss his work on Friday, October 28, 1:30 to 3:00 pm in Lecture Room "A" in the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI. All are welcome.

Originally from Chile, Reyes-Manzo now lives in the UK. He was deported from Chile in 1976, after being held in prison for two years by the Pinochet regime. Through powerful photography, Reyes-Manzo has been documenting the lives of people, particularly those of children, for 30 years. His work has been exhibited and published extensively and it has taken him to many places: Sri Lanka, Iraq, India, Nepal, Central America, and Ethiopia. Last year he was commissioned by Save the Children to document its work in Iraq.

Dr. Vianne Timmons, Vice-President of Academic Development at UPEI, met Carlos Reyes-Manzo in Mumbai, India where she was working with children as part of the National Resource Centre for Inclusion an Indo-Canadian Initiative and he was photographing the children. Out of this meeting, the plans the photographer's visit to Prince Edward Island were made. He will be here to document the work that CHART has been doing with children. He will be traveling to several rural communities in PEI and NS that CHART has been working with. This is Mr. Reyes-Manzo's first visit to Canada.

Carlos Reyes-Manzo's photography can be viewed at the Andes Press Agency website:


Jane MacDonald
Office of the VP Academic Development