Ciao! I'm a professional Italian photographer and art director and I have collaborated with some of the top fashion, beauty, and entertainment industry leaders from across the globe. My works has been published and showcased through various high profile media platforms; from magazines to newspapers, movies to books, brand marketing materials to product packaging, exclusive expositions and also through non-profit organizations.

I have collaborated with world-renowned photographers Antoine Verglas, Laurent Elie Badessi and high fashion hair stylist Julien Farel and with Feminine Weapon, a growing community of female entrepreneurs.

In 2011 I had my first photography exposition in Italy titled, “In Altri Modi," at Lega del Filo d'Oro, Molfetta. The show received widespread media coverage and was filmed by a national Italia TV, RAI3. My works have been published in national publications such as Huffington Post, OM Yoga & Lifestyle MagazineUK, Imagista, Prestige Magazine, Modern Dog Magazine just to mention few.

I also collaborated with fashion brands like Agent Provocateur, Viky Form, Dolce&Gabbana, Burberry, Yves Salomon, Moncler, Balmain, Baccarat and with magazines like Cosmopolitan, Playboy…

When in 2014 I was approached by ARTEAMOR, a non-profit organization that provides quality arts workshops to orphans children who live in extreme poverty, to volunteer and teach my own workshop with lessons in photography and reportage, I gladly accepted and traveled to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic where I also donated photography books and cameras, as well as my expertise in the field.

I'm now part of the artists for ArteAmor foundation traveling every year to teach workshop.

Currently I live in NYC and continue to work with the most distinguished brands and companies. I also photograph look book and brand assets for digital content for major luxury brands. 

Manuela Rana

Photographer / Art Director

About me

photo by Carmine Valente