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Manuela Durson Bio

I was born in the beautiful Black Forest area of Germany, where three countries – Germany, Switzerland and France – meet.

Surrounded by such beautiful nature, photography has always played an important part in my life. I also spent a lot of time in the Mediterranean, especially Italy, Southern France and Spain and came to love the ocean. No wonder that many of my favorite photos are of the ocean, in all its beauty and mightiness and power.

I am drawn to the beauty of creation and the colorful aspects of nature. Post-processing my raw images and turning them into pieces of art gives me tremendous joy, and I hope people will find them touching and meaningful.

Displays and Events:

Solo exhibit at MK Envision Gallery San Diego March 2019-June 2019

Magazine feature in SDVoyager

Chosen for Cover of 2019 California State Park Calendar

September 2018 - Won International Photo Competition


Magazine feature in SDVoyager


Solo exhibition December/January 2017/2018 at Bandon Library in Bandon-by-the-Sea, Oregon.

Raincoast Art Gallery, Langlois, Oregon - Current and ongoing

2nd Annual Photography at the Emerald: Autumn Exhibition - 2017

Online exhibition at

August 2017 

"Tunnel of Light" won runner up in "Right in the Center" photo contest

"Tunnel of Light" won contest finalist in "Anything Reflections"

Exhibition at Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach - 2016

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