• Italy
  • Istituto Europeo di Design, Rome, Italy
  • Klompching Gallery, New York
About Manuel Cosentino

Manuel Cosentino (b.1980) is an Italian artist working with photography. He studied at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, before moving to London where he worked as a visual effects artist in the film Industry. After contributing to several movies, including Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix and Narnia Prince Caspian, he returned to Italy to focus solely on his art practice. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at Galerie Huit during “Les Rencontres d’Arles” (France), the Museo Diocesano Francesco Gonzaga (Italy), the Museo Civico G. Fattori (Italy), the Griffin Museum of Photography (Boston), Klompching Gallery (New York), the Royal Photographic Society (London), the Photo Center North West (Seattle) and has been featured on the Huffington Post, Wired, L’Espresso (Italy), L’Oeil de la Photographie (France), iGnant (Germany), Blink Magazine (South Korea), Lenscratch, the Colossal, Animal-NewYork and Gooood (China). In recognition for his work, he has received several international awards. Recently he was the recipient of the Premio Combat for contemporary photography (Italy). His work resides in several private collections, and the permanent collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.


Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris


2014 XVIII Encuentros Abiertos – Festival de la Luz, 25 Visiones Internacionales, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2014 Voies Off, new discoveries from the Lens Culture Emerging Talent Awards, Arles, France

2014 United Photo Industries - The Fence- Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York

2014 Atlanta Celebrates Photography - The Fence- Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta

2014 Griffin Museum of Photography, Behind a Little House, Winchester, Boston (solo)

2014 Fotonicni Trenutki / Photonic Moments Festival, Month of Photography, Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia

2014 Franco Fontana e Quelli di Franco Fontana a Palazzo Ducale di Pavullo, Modena, Italy

2013 Klompching Gallery, Fresh, New York
Curated by W.M. Hunt and Darren Ching

2013 Museo Civico G. Fattori, Premio Combat , Livorno, Italy

2013 Pantheon di Mirafiori - Mausoleo della Bela Rosin, Quelli di Franco Fontana, Torino, Italy
Curated by Franco Fontana

2013 Viridian Artists Inc, 3rd International Photography Exhibition, New York
Curated by Nat Trotman, (Curator) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC

2012 Garage Turenne, Grand Prix de la Découverte, Paris
NoFound Photo Fair, in conjunction with Paris Mois de la Photo

2012 Palazzo Massarani, Arte per Arte, Mantua, Italy

2012 Photo Center NW, Equivalents, Seattle, USA
Curated by W.M. Hunt

2012 Royal Photographic Society, 155th International Print Exhibition, London, UK

2012 Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 12th Annual Members’ Show, USA

2012 Museo Diocesano Francesco Gonzaga, Franco Fontana e Quelli di Franco Fontana, Mantua, Italy
Mantova Creativa Festival

2012 Center for Photographic Art, 2012 CfPA Juried Exhibition, Carmel, California, USA

2012 Galerie Huit/China House - Transience, Travelling Exhibition - Penang, Malaysia

2011 The Gallery in Cork Street, Cork Street Open Exhibition, London, UK

2011 Galerie Huit, Open Salon Arles 2011: Transience, Arles, France
During and alongside Les Rencontres D’Arles 2011


2013 Premio Combat Prize, Livorno, Italy: Winner | Contemporary Photography Grant Recipient

2013 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles: Awarded 2nd place in Self-Published Photo Book

2013 Huston Center for Photography Fellowship 2013: Top 10
Juried by W.M. Hunt

2013 International Emerging Artist Award, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Shortlisted with the Jury’s Appreciation

2013 The Print Center’s 87th Annual International Competition: Printmaking & Photography, Philadelphia, USA: Online Exhibition
Juried by Irene Hofmann, Phillips Director & Chief Curator, SITE Santa Fe

2012 Photolucida Critical Mass 2012: Finalist

2012 Photo Center NW, 17th Annual Photo Competition Exhibition, Seattle, USA: Awarded 2nd Place
Juried by W.M. Hunt

2012 Black & White Spider Awards, London: Awarded 1st Place Outstanding Achievement in Nature

2011 International Color Awards, London: Awarded 2nd Place Merit of Excellence in Nature

2011 IPA International Photography Awards, Los Angeles: Awarded 1st and 3rd Place in Architecture and Fine Art

2011 PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris: Silver Medal Recipient


L’Oeil de la Photographie (France), “Manuel Cosentino, Behind a Little House.” 19 July 2014. La Rédaction

Urbanautica, Naturae (Italy), “Behind a Little House Project.” 9 June 2014. Steve Bisson

Vida Simples Magazine (Brazil). “Entre o céu e a terra.” Issue 136 | October 2013. Ricardo Ampudia

iGnant (Germany). “Behind a Little House.” 10 September 2013

At Length Magazine (USA). “Manuel Cosentino interview.” August 2013. Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching

L’Espresso (Italy). “La vita che scorre, dietro a una piccola casa.” 31 July 2013. Filippo Brunamonti

Wired (USA). “8 Epic Photographs Showing the Same Tiny House.” 31 July 2013. Kyle Vanhemert

Gooood (China). “Behind a Little House - Manuel Cosentino.”27 July 2013

The Huffington Post (USA). “Behind A Little House: Photo Series Pays Homage To A Tiny Home And Its Larger Than Life Surroundings.” 26 July 2013

Animal - New York (USA), “The Sky’s Sublime Transformations Behind A Little House” 26 July 2013. Julia Dawidowicz

My Modern Met (USA), “A Small House Set Against Impressively Dramatic Landscapes” 26 July 2013. Katie Hosmer

The Colossal (USA). “Behind a Little House Project: Dramatic Changes in Landscape Behind a Tiny House.” 25 July 2013. Christopher Jobson

Lenscratch (USA). “Klompching Gallery Fresh Exhibition.” 17 July 2013. Aline Smithson

Blink Magazine (Korea). “Fresh 2013.” Issue 25 | July 2013

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