“The Zillman Art Museum-University of Maine was delighted to feature a selection of captivating images by Massachusetts-based photographer Michael Philip Manheim. Rhythm From Within showcased Mr. Manheim’s extensive series that explores an array of figures motion in woodland settings. The photographer’s subjects moving about the landscape evoke mythological beings such as forest nymphs and hybrid creatures. Though Mr. Manheim’s unique layering of visual information he has created compositions that pulse with boundless energy” —George Kinghorn, Director and Curator, Rhythm From Within is now part of the permanent collection at the Zillman Art Museum.

Nominated 14th International Color Awards July 20 2020

Icy Stares

Looking Back

My Oklahoma City Exhibit

We had a wonderful opening reception for the The Energy of Dance at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. the exhibit in Oklahoma City ran through June 30, 2003 and included 41 photographs in sizes ranging from 11×14 to my first 40×60

The IPHF has since relocated to St. Louis, Missouri. The Energy of Dance project expanded and evolved. It has become Rhythm From Within, now a monograph and exhibited in permanent collections.

Print Sizes

The photograph above shows me with Bird Reach in its smaller (11×14 gelatin silver sheet size) and largest (40×60 sheet size) dimensions. I printed a set of 11×14’s before donating my darkroom to the Monserrat School of Art in Beverly, MA and moving to Arlington MA.



Living with Logan offers a look back at the public’s reaction to the impact of Boston’s Logan Airport in the 70’s. The images ask the viewer to reevaluate where we are as a nation today in terms of the environment. Select images from my series went on view in the Documerica exhibit at the National Archives. Manheim (at far left) participated in a panel discussion about his experience documenting East Boston for the Environmental Protection Agency in the 70’s. The panel was moderated by Linda Wertheimer (at far right).

Hawaiian Spirits: Kalani Oceanside Retreat
Pahoa, Hawaii

At the opening reception for Hawaiian Spirits, at Kalani Oceanside Retreat. It’s on the Puna coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. My Hawaiian Spirits photographs at Kalani were complemented by the iconic paintings of Rose Adare and the nature-inspired costumes of Tess Howell.

Tess as the beauty in real life, holding this image of herself releasing an inner beast

I’m holding a small version of the theme image for my Hawaiian Spirits project

My Island Souls exhibit at Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawai’i. Kaliko introduced the work, speaking of the importance of art to a culture intimate with their land.
Kahu then bestowed his blessing.

Here is my mini-studio (I can set it up in a consulting room, shown here, in a closet, anywhere) and here I am in the doorway of Patricia’s Transitions in downtown Hilo, an essence therapy shop.

Partial view of my exhibit, which ran through March 2011 at the National Museum of Dance

( from my See-Saw Sampler ) at the Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging Images from the opening reception and gallery talk at my exhibit, which ran through July 16, 2011 at the Griffin Museum Satellite Gallery. This is the re-flex-ive segment of my See-Saw project.