Manuel Cicchetti – photographer (1969).
Manuel started taking photographs as a child. In the early ‘90s he worked in the music scene, designing covers for BMG, EMI and CNI. He worked as a stage photographer for prominent theatres, theatre companies, orchestras and festivals.
In 1999 Fillippo Del Corno asked him to direct, and curate the set design for, the opera “On the High Wire” by Philippe Petit, for I Cantieri d’Arte Internazionali di Montepulciano (Montepulciano International Art Workshops).
Again with Del Corno Manuel directed the theatre opera “Orpheus in Comic Strip” (words by Dino Buzzati, from Poem Strip), for the Suoni e Visioni (Sounds and Visions) festival. He founded the working group Hdemia with Lorenzo Ferrero and Angelo Miotto, to promote culture among Italian youth.
From this experience arose the idea of Officium, a company that curates events such as the Festival della Musica di Milano (Milan Music Festival), the WOMAD travelling festival created by Peter Gabriel, the opening of the World Ski Championships in Sestriere and others. He worked as a content creator with J. Walter Thompson, Inferenzia, Fullsix, Reply, Weber Shandwinck, Hill+Knolton, Young & Rubicam.
Since 2014 he has dedicated himself exclusively to photography.