Manny Llanura, MFA
Manny Llanura is a contemporary artist using photography as his medium. He holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Claremont Graduate University.
Photography is my current medium. My works embody an experience of me interacting with another person, or an adventure in a place that has some personal or historical significance from which I try to elicit a viewer’s own experiences and pose questions about their perception of the world. Ultimately, art is a form of communication. Although a driving motive in making my work is enjoying the process of taking photographs, I also want to say something to the person who spends time viewing my finished pieces. My goal is to incite appreciation of what humans have done or are doing in this world. I want to awake in the viewer that part of us that experiences life beyond language and visual cues to see what emotions, memories and sensations emerge.