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About abbadon images

We tell stories that need to be told.  We partner with organizations who serve those in need.  We'd like to join you as part of a team that seeks to bring hope for the hopeless and peace amongst turmoil. 

believable images build trust. trust builds your brand.

I'© Registered Copyright Don Manning All Rights Reserved. It's easy.

Abbadon Images is a visual resource for agencies and organizations whose efforts seek to bring solutions to issues surrounding U.S. Healthcare and Human Services reform. Abbadon is also a strategic venue for medical and healthcare advertising agencies.  Our mantra for every project reflects that emotional transparency, and believability build viewer trust and as a result builds brands.

Founded by photographer Don Manning, Abbadon seeks to be a conduit for social change, a resource for creative development to advertising agencies, non-profits, and human rights organizations. Don is a creative image maker with the heart of a documentary photographer, photojournalist and advertising photographer. He’s been creating award- winning images for Advertising. Annual Reports, and Communications since 1979.

After retirement, and a bout with cancer, Manning has felt compelled to return as a Visual Activist for change. Don’s work explores the strength of human character found in both those that serve and those that are served. And it examines themes of teamwork, and professionalism found in hospital Emergency Departments across the country.
 

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So what’s in the name Abbadon Images? 

Simply put, it means “Images by Dad and me".

Abbadon images also offer:

  • Creative partnerships with humanitarian, and non-profit organizations.

  • High-value rights-managed medical images for advertising.

  • Limited edition fine art collectible prints.

Manning’s work communicates a sense of graphic minimalism, authenticity and emotional transparency. He prefers to work in B&W and uses both film and digital cameras. Both his created and found works imbue the clean graphic simplicity of his minimalist roots in design from the eminent R. Buckminster Fuller.

 

When shooting in this style Manning works alone:
 

No lights, No setups, No models, No assistants, and No disruptions.

 

photo essays that move you. real life the way you see it.

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Don is privileged to have to created visual solutions for select clients:

 

Argonne National Laboratories, Amoco, Bank of Brazil, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Consolidated Coal, ING Amsterdam, Ronald McDonald House Charities, The John D. and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, The National Children's Cancer Society, United Cerebral Palsy, United Healthcare, United Way, World Vision International, and Znak Publishing Poland.

 

Manning was recognized for his sensitive exploration of the ailing U.S. foster care system for client Ronald McDonald House Charities. His work was presented to Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala, in Washington DC to honor her commitment to bring needed fundamental change system-wide.

 

He is a member of ASMP / Chicago Midwest- American Society of Media Photographers, and served on the organization’s Board of Directors (1998-2000).  He lives in Urbana Illinois with his wife Lynn of almost 45 years. They have 2 adult daughters and 9 grandchildren.