Roger B. Manley (11/15/1952- ) was born in San Antonio, Texas. He was awarded an NEA Visual Arts Fellowship in 1984-85, an Emerging Artist Fellowship in 1987, and a Marin Headlands Center for the Arts Residency Fellowship in 1992.
He is primarily self-employed as a freelance curator, folklorist, and photographer, but he has also worked as an instructor of art at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and as a curator at several institutions across the country.
Manley's work has been exhibited in a multitude of galleries in Colorado, North and South Carolina, New Mexico, and Georgia. His photographs have also been exhibited at the Charleston Museum in South Carolina, the North Carolina Center for Creative Photography, the State Museum of Penang, Malaysia, and the United Artists Gallery in Kharkov, Ukraine. He has lectured at numerous colleges and universities around the United State. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Amon Carter Museum, the Art Planning Consultants, Halifax College, Roswell Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institution, among many others. He is extremely active in the art community and is currently living in Paris, France.