Manley, Ray

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Manley, Ray Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°28' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°57 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Health : Acute illness 1997 (Stroke)

Source Notes

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)