Silver 2022 / Book / People

Faces of Africa New Book Teneues 2021

  • Photographer
    Mario Marino
  • Agency / Studio
    Mario Marino Fine Art
  • Prizes
    Silver in Book/People

Is it possible to portray a person's soul ? Yes, and in a very intimate way - this is proven by the approximately 200 fascinating color and black-and-white photographs taken between 2011 - 2018 in Ethiopia and Kenya by portrait photographer Mario Marino. For more than 20 years, the Austrian-born artist has been traveling to the most remote areas of Africa: always in search of unique moments of encounter.A moving book of photographs full of intense moments - each individual image shows people in dialogue with the photographer and ultimately with us, the viewer of this extraordinary book. 256 P.

Marino, Mario Mario Marino is an independent, award-winning portrait photographer born in Austria and based in Germany. One of the great humanists among contemporary photographers. He has been taking portraits of people around the world for over twenty years. The focus of his images is the human being. His photographs are exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. Mario Marino is an honorary member of the Calcutta School of Contemporary Photography. "Empathy and instinct is the key to my work. I try to read people's lives, the circumstances in which they live.