Danelle Manthey is a talented 41 years old photographer and artist currently based in New York City. She shoots a lot of portrait, street and narrative photography. Danelle grew up in South Dakota, where at the age of 16 she picked up her first camera. She attended hicago’s acclaimed school for photography, Columbia College, she then worked as a color printer, studio manager and photographer. Manthey also wanted to be a professor and write novels. She carefully controls the dynamics of her shoots; her subjects, their clothing, the setting, and the lighting are all precisely orchestrated and set the stage for intense connections between photographer and subject.
In December of 2010 she had her first solo show of Christmas USA at Jenkins Johnson Gallery in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City and in January 2011 participated in a group show; featuring images from her series Isolation; entitled Girls, Girls, Girls also at Jenkins Johnson Gallery. In September 2011 she participated in the Governors Island Art Fair in NYC. In November 2011 she showed in a two-person show at Susan Eley Fine Art in New York City showcasing images from her latest artist residency with chashama (2010); The Others. In 2013 she was invited to show with Susan Eley Fine Art at the PULSENY art fair. She has exhibited her work in numerous galleries and is constantly working on new projects.