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Constantine Manos

Constantine Manos (b. 1934) was born in Columbia, South Carolina, of Greek immigrant parents. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in English Literature. At the age of nineteen he was hired as the official photographer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the later book, Portrait of a Symphony (1961). Upon completion of his military service, he moved to New York, where he worked for Esquire, Life, and Look.

From 1961 to 1963 he lived in Greece, where he made the photographs for his book A Greek Portfolio (1972) and later settled in Boston. In 1974 he was the chief photographer for Where's Boston?, a multimedia production that documented the city and provided the photographs for his book Bostonians. His color work first appeared in his book American Color (1995), awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence, then in American Color 2 (2010).