Originally from Queens, New York, Anissa Dawn Manzo moved to Savannah in 1998 to pursue her MFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design. After selling her local coffee shop and boutique, Cafe Mucha, (directly inspired by the French boulangeries and cafes of old), she spent a summer living in Paris.
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” (Ernest Hemmingway)
A former international vacation consultant and tour guide, Anissa has found many ways to explore many parts of the world with its different cultures and peoples, always with camera in hand.
When she is not capturing beauty, light and lines through her photography, Manzo works as a freelance graphic designer and language tutor. She is currently living in South Korea working as an English tutor for a Brazilian company.
Anissa is looking forward to returning to the States this July and making a home with her new husband- fellow photographer and traveling gypsy- Russell Goeken.