About | Emanuel Wallace | Writer & Photographer


Emanuel Wallace is a freelance journalist, photographer and content creator from Cleveland, Ohio. He is the staff photographer for Cleveland Scene magazine.

He also occasionally contributes to Cleveland.com, Destination Cleveland and RapReviews, among other outlets.

In the past, he was a contributing photographer for URB.com and the Call & Post newspaper and was selected by Complex Magazine as one of their “25 More Music Photographers You Need To Know.” In 2016, he released “Talent in the City,” a photography book documenting hip-hop music in Columbus, Ohio.

In 2022, he received the Allen E. Cole Excellence in Photojournalism award from the Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists.

Also in 2022, Emanuel was selected as one of Karamu House‘s Room in the House fellows

He holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management and is currently completing a photography book documenting hip-hop music in Columbus, Ohio.

In his spare time, Emanuel likes to experiment with making various cocktails and brewing his own beer. Find him on Twitter & Instagram at @mannywallace.


2 Responses

  1. Erin
    Erin · December 6, 2013 at 11:47:57 · →

    Hi Manny-

    I’m not sure if you even remember me, but we used to be friends on Flickr like a million years ago. I logged back on to the site today after a years-long hiatus, and saw that you were one of my contacts. I loved your photography! Do you still shoot? I’m currently working as a freelance writer in Memphis, but am getting ready to accept a full time job as an arts and culture reporter in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Prior to that, I did a lot of music writing for The Washington Post, and a few other places, as well as radio. I checked your site, you’ve done some great work yourself!

    Either way, hope you’re doing well.

    Take care,


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