Born in the United States in 1940, Michael Philip Manheim is widely recognized for his documentary work as well as for his innovative multiple exposure photographs. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, in over twenty solo and thirty group exhibitions, including at the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), New York, NY; ART NOW FAIR, Miami Beach, FL; Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME; Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University, Framingham, MA; deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA; Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA; Hawai’i Museum of Contemporary Art @ EHCC, Hilo, HI; International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum, Oklahoma City, OK; National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs, NY; photo l.a., Los Angeles, CA; University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME., Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA.
His work has been featured in hundreds of books and magazines such as
Black and White Magazine (U.S.); La Fotografia (Spain), Photographers
International (Taiwan), Zoom (U.S. and Italy). He is listed in “Who’s in Who in America.”
Manheim’s photographs are held in private and public collections including the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME; Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University, Framingham, MA; deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA; International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum, Oklahoma City, OK; Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME. Manheim has also participated in residencies at Bates Dance Festival, Bates College, Lewiston, ME; Easton Mountain Retreat, Easton, NY; Pahoa Village Museum, Pahoa, HI; Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH.
Michael Philip Manheim lives and works in the Boston area of Massachusetts.
Michael Philip Manheim has been a professional photographer since 1969. A chance encounter with photography, at the age of 13, locked him into that life-long pursuit. Intrigued with themes of change and transformation, Manheim developed a signature style of layering whole phrases of movement onto a single frame in the camera. His early work is journalistic in nature. Marked by this reflexively intuitive approach to photography, Manheim’s images evolved into the lyrical and evocative fine art photographs of his later work. Manheim is widely recognized for his experimental and innovative multiple exposure photographs, images that celebrate human emotion as a primal link that unifies all of humankind. To underscore this theme, he finds ways to encourage audience participation in his exhibits, and regularly shows his work domestically and internationally. Michael Philip Manheim’s photography has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Germany, Greece and Italy, in over 20 solo exhibitions and over 30 group shows.