TIFA 2021 Book / People

Faces of Africa

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/People
  • Photographer
    Mario Marino
  • Agency / Studio
    Mario Marino Fine Art
  • Technical Info
    A Moving Book Of Photographs Full Of Intense Moments - Each Individual Image Shows People In Dialogu
  • Photo Date
    2011 - 2018

Award winning photographer Mario Marino is attracting attention in museums as well as galleries around the world. Is it possible to portray a person's soul? Yes, and in a very intimate way - as proven by the 200 or so fascinating color and black-and-white photographs by award-winning 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.

Mario Marino is a independent award winning Portrait photographer, austrian born and based in germany. One of the great humanists among the photographers. He has been photographing various peoples in their native lands since 2000. his work is exhibited in museums and galleries.Central to his pictures is a fascinating portraiture in which he maintains an empathetic connection to his subjects. Each image conveys a sense of simple joy of being and living in our world. “To me it’s essential to show the beauty and dignity of people. Empathy, instinct and walking forward is the key to my work.