Manolo Ty was born in 1985 in Hagen, Germany and is known for his social documentary photographs and his portraits. As a photographer, author, and adventurer, he has visited over one hundred countries. His photographic works are an amalgam between art, documentary, and photojournalism, raising awareness for the protection of nature and the environment and drawing attention to social conflicts. His works have been shown at international exhibitions in galleries and museums between Berlin, Jakarta, and New York. Ty is the author of several illustrated books on the cultural heritage of societies, sustainable travel, and man-made climate changes.