Mario Marino is one of the most passionate and talented portrait photographers of our time. He finds his motifs on his frequent travels, which between 2013 and 2016 took him from Europe to Africa, Latin America, and again and again to India. The focus of his work is photographs of people. With great empathy and interest in the person opposite, he succeeds in creating expressive portraits and achieves an intuitive poignancy in his motifs with simple means and natural light. His portraits are captivatingly simple and artistically ambiguous at the same time. The motifs obtain tremendous power specifically as a result of their reduction. The photo book brings together 164 photographs he took on his travels through India.
Mario Marino was born in Austria in 1967. He lives and works as a freelance photographer in Germany. During his travels throughout Europe, Africa, Cuba, India, Nepal and Mexico he created intense portrait series, which succeed in large degree due to his empathic imagery. In recent years his work has been exhibited by numerous national and international galleries and museums, including in Amsterdam, Basel, Beijing, Berlin, Bristol, Brussels, Dubai, Edinburgh, Essen, Geneva, Cologne, Miami and Munich. Several national and international publications have printed and written about his work, including Artnet, the British Journal of Photography, Daily Photo News, the Evening Standard, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Profi Foto, Photo Zoom Magazine, The Independent, Die Welt and Vogue.