Manlio Argueta is El Salvador's best known living writer and ranks amongst the best known in Latin America. I first met him walking in downtown San Salvador. We started talking about traffic lights. I had no idea who he was, though I knew his work. Yesterday I went to the public library , where he is the director, and photographed him for about 10 minutes, making maybe twice as many frames. Taking Argueta's portrait was a long-term goal and I am very happy to have been given the chance to do it. Also, I like Manlio, which is reason enough for me to take his picture. More about his work and life here.