Mario Marino (born in 1967) is a celebrated travel portrait photographer, Austrian born and residing in Germany. Marino has been photographing various peoples in their native lands since 2000. His work is exhibited in numerous galleries around the world amongst them the prestigious Leica Galerie Salzburg.
Central to his photos 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 the world. “To me it’s essential to show the beauty and dignity of people. I really do love people. I’m fascinated by their cultural background and identity”, states Marino. A positive view of mankind prevails headless of outside influence; victory of the human spirit.