Mario Testino  (Peruvian, 1954) 

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Mario Testino Biography
  Mario Testino was born in Lima, Peru into a family of Irish, Spanish and Italian origins. He attended the American School of Lima and went on to study Economics at the Universidad del Pacifico, Law at the Universidad Catolica and International Relations at the University of San Diego, in San Diego, California. From Peru he moved to London and began his formal training in Photography.
  Mario continues to live in London, but he travels extensively shooting for American, British, French, and Italian Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, and Vanity Fair. He has photographed many celebrities including Madonna, Kim Basinger, Liz Hurley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Janet Jackson, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Diana, Princess of Wales. He has also received special commissions to photograph The Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, and Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan.
  Mario Testino has contributed to the images of leading fashion houses such as: Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, Sonia Rykiel, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Missoni, Burberry’s and Calvin Klein. He has photographed beauty and fragrance campaigns for Gucci, Clinique, Lancôme, Davidoff, Valentino and Shiseido.
Selected Exhibitions
2008   Starstruck, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands (England)
2008   Baby, De ideale mens verbeeld 1840 - heden, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2007   Art Protects, Yvon Lambert - Paris, Paris
2006   Der Pirelli-Kalender: Provokation and Mythos, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
2005   Daumenkino, Kusthalle DUsseldorf, Dusseldorf
2003   'Mario Testino: Disciples', Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
2002   ‘Mario Testino’, Charlotte Lund Gallery in Stockholm
2002   ‘Mario Testino Portraits', The National Portrait Gallery London, UK. Travelled to: Palazzo Reale Milan, Italy, the Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
2000   ‘Mario Testino’, Vedovi Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1999   ‘Mario Testino’, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
1999   ‘Mario Testino’, Visionaire Gallery, New York, USA
1998   ‘Mario Testino’, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
1998   ‘Mario Testino’, Fundaçao Armando Alvares Pentendo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1998   ‘Mario Testino’, The Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy
1997   ‘Mario Testino’, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2003   ‘Disciples’, interview with Julia Peyton-Jones, published by Timothy Taylor Gallery
2003   Gledhill, Ruth, ‘The Church is in Vogue’, The Times, 23 July, p. 13
2003   Smee, Sebastian, Güner Fisun, ‘For those of Catholic taste’, Metro, 22 July, p. 18
2003   Geldard, Rebecca, ‘Mario Testino: Timothy Taylor’, Time Out London, August 6-13, p. 56
2003   Hallett, ‘Mario Testino / timothy Taylor Gallery’, What's On in London, July 30, p. 24
2001   'Alive', published by Bulfinch
2001   ‘Portraits’, published by the National Portrait Gallery (UK) and Bulfinch (worldwide)
1999   ‘Front Row / Backstage’, published by Bulfinch
1998   ‘Any Objections?’, by Phaidon Press