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Manuel, Shaw Mississippi


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Manuel, Shaw, Mississippi by Derrick Santini, 1989
Signed and dated by the artist
C type Print
Edition of 5
75 x 74 cm (image size)  Paper Size: 103 x 100cm
Part of our selection for Photo London

"Manuel" by Derrick Santini is a captivating photograph from his acclaimed La Verna Calif series. Taken in 1989, this piece forms part of Santini's American Odyssey of the Deep South and Midwest, inspired by the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the book "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men."

This striking image features Manuel, a dignified figure standing confidently in front of a vintage car. His attire—a sharp suit and hat—contrasts with the rural landscape, creating a powerful focal point. The vivid colours of his clothing and the car pop against the muted tones of the background, adding depth and dimension to the photograph.

About the Artist: Derrick Santini’s portraits are known for their striking contrasts and compelling detail, often featuring well-known faces that explore themes of perception and individuality. Derrick’s work celebrates the essence of each subject, creating portraits that command attention and evoke a deep connection with the viewer. Santini’s approach to photography is a celebration of the individual, capturing the unique spirit and essence of his subjects.

Derrick Santini was born in Scarborough in 1965. He studied Photography at Harrogate College. He holds a BA Hons in Photography and Communication from the London College of Printing (now LCC). His portraits have been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and he has exhibited in the UK and internationally.

Santini’s Self Made opened in Scarborough Museums and Galleries on the 18th of May and runs until September 1st.

Manuel, Shaw Mississippi
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About Derrick Santini

Derrick Santini was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and discovered his love for photography at the age of thirteen by using his mother's old Agfa camera.

Spending his teenage years recording everything he saw, he went on to study photography at Harrogate College, ultimately achieving a BA (Hons) in Photography and Communication at the London College of Communication. 

After this initial period focussing on reportage, Derrick’s career moved towards portraiture, music photography, fashion and advertising, where he developed a more confrontational approach to image making, one based on interaction and personality. He would soon become known for his intimate and insightful portraiture style, particularly within the music industry.