|Birthname||Ray Manley Jr.|
|born on||4 September 1921 at 06:45 (= 06:45 AM )|
|Place||Cottonwood (Yavapai County), Arizona, 34n44, 112w01|
|Timezone||MST h7w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||11°28' 14°57 Asc. 19°25'|
American photographer whose photographs of Arizona painted a picture-postcard view of the state that helped increase tourism and migration to Arizona. Manley's favourite place to photograph was Monument Valley.
His books included The World in Focus, World Travels, Indian Lands and - in partnership with Steve Getzwiller - The Fine Art of Navajo Weaving. He also published many other books on the places and crafts of the Navajo and Hopi.
In the 1980s, Manley and his wife launched a new business, Ray Manley Tours, escorting groups to such locales as the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Europe, New Zealand, China and Antarctica.
Manley suffered a stroke in 1997 and was paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak. He died in his sleep on 15 July 2006, aged 84.
- Health : Acute illness 1997 (Stroke)
Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
- Vocation : Art : Photography
- Vocation : Travel : Travel agent (Tours)