Manuello Paganelli (born 1960) is a self-taught North American artist, portrait, travel and documentary photographer as well as an ardent voice in the protection and value of photographer’s copyrights.
Manuello Paganelli is a Cuban-italian photographer. He was born in Santo Domingo and attended schools in Santo Domingo, Italy and Puerto Rico. In the late 1970s, he attended Southern Adventist University, where he majored in both biology and chemistry, hoping to pursue a career in medicine. During his last year of college purchased his first camera. After reading a magazine article about Ansel Adams, Paganelli cold-called him, starting a mentorship that would last for the rest of Adams’ life.