TO CAPTURE LIFE IN ITS SIMPLEST
AND YET MOST COMPLEX FORMS -
DIVERSITY, STRUCTURES, RELATIONS, 
INSPIRE US TO EXPLORE AND DISCOVER

WE ARE SEEKING - 
FINDING RESILIENCE AND HOPE
IN THE MIDST OF HARDSHIP AND SUFFERING


Maren Wickwire 
founder / creative & executive director / filmmaker

Originally from Germany, Maren’s award winning multimedia works have been screened globally and explores social and cultural phenomenons in multilayered visual installations to raise awareness about marginalization, social injustice, and human rights violations. As director, editor and cinematographer, she has been collaborating with international recognized organizations including the United Nations Humanitarian Coalition (UNHCR), Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the US Institute of Peace, Art Works Projects and Eastern Congo Initiative. With the increasing mobility of people globally, the mass media’s portrayal of migration and especially the current refugee ‘crisis’ tends to lean on visual misrepresentations, stigmatization and victimization of the individuals. Wickwire’s work over the past years has been focused on alternative narratives, including placemaking, resettlement, resilience and agency of migrant and refugee communities in the US and Europe. She aspires to work in a transparent and participatory way, seeking close collaboration with the subjects of the images and stories published. She holds a diploma in communications design from the Folkwang University of the Arts and is a graduate candidate of the  MA program in Visual Media Anthropology from the Freie University Berlin.


Desiree Agngarayngay
post production / motion design

Desiree was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Hawai’i with her family at the age of 1. She’s been in Chicago since 2007 and studied post-production and effects at Columbia College. Much of this passion in the arts stem from her interests of creation, visual storytelling, and people. Motivated by her faith, she hopes to serve others in creating meaningful projects.

Take a look at her beautiful work - here


Derek Wickwire
web applications developer / it SUPPORT

Derek was born in Milwaukee, WI and raised in Ankara, Turkey, a remote corner of Germany and Spokane, WA. He is a Web Applications Developer and consultant. He loves developing web tools and in depth structures for websites. He currently works as a Web Applications Developer at Crossway, Good News Publishers who are publishing the ESV bible.


EACH PROJECT HAS IT'S OWN UNIQUE JOURNEY. WE COLLABORATE WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF CREATIVES TO DELIVER YOU AN INNOVATIVE PRODUCT


INTERN WITH US! 

Manifest media is offering remote internships with a focus on digital media production and visual storytelling. Interns have the opportunity to team up and learn about various aspects of producing and publishing online content, with an emphasis on giving voice and meaning to the pressing issues of our time. 
If you’
re motivated, highly organized, and passionate about human rights and digital platforms, please apply! Start dates are flexible but we require a min. Of two months commitment. Looking for applicants with experience in multimedia production, design, motion graphics and strong writing skills.

The application consists of a cover letter, resume, writing sample
Please send application to maren@manifestmedia.de