Manuel Correia began his career as a photographer in 1986. His work is inspired by Heritage, Art, Popular Culture and his own history, ranging between the personal and collective memory. Over the past ten years he dedicated his business to conceptual projects, which resulted in several publications and exhibitions in an almost documentalprocedure of the sacred art, cultural and artistic heritage. During his many expeditions to Africa, Asia and South America, he also worked the visual narrative of travel photography which led to individual and collective exhibitions. In his most recent productions, landscapes, characters and situations take on the visual record of nomad imagination. The approach to disparate geographies, nations and distant cultures, makes his job a construction of stories, visual and aesthetic narratives far beyond travel photography.

Since 2008, Manuel Correia has been collaborating with researchers and curators of museums, developing projects dedicated to art and contemporary photography. In 2012, he joined the project Year of Portugal in Brazil with the Sangue e Água exhibition at the Museum Afro Brazil, in São Paulo. For the past three years, he has been working a photography project about the traditional power (Kings) in Angola, which will be completed in 2017. It was part of the exhibition "Portugal Portugueses" at the Afro-Brazilian Museum, São Paulo, in September 2016.

Among his projects and publications developed highlight: Modos de Vida (2008), Tecnologia com Arte (2008), Recepção e Expedição (2010), Sangue e Água (2011), Distant Song (2012), Kilimanjaro and Porters (2015), Taytacha Qyollurit'i (2016) e Por outro lado a sombra dita a luz (2016).

His photos appear in many private and institutional collections, nationally and internationally.