Mario Testino-Famous Fashion Photographer

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Mario Testino was born in Lima, Peru. In 1976, once finishing his studies in Peru, he arrived in London to pursue a career in photography. Testino has become one among the world's most accepted and celebrated fashion photographers. His work has been featured across the world in magazines like Vogue, vainness honest and V and he has crafted and contributed to the imagery of leading fashion homes like Burberry, Gucci, Versace, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Estee Lauder, Hugo Boss, Miu Miu, Shiseido and Michael Kors, among several others. yet as having printed 9 books of his work and edited one different dedicated to up to date art and artists from his native Peru, Mario Testino has had several successful exhibitions in galleries and museums round the world.

In 2002 The National Portrait Gallery in London staged the landmark exhibition “Portraits” by Mario Testino that to this point remains their most successful exhibit. Over succeeding four years the exhibition toured to Milan, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Mexico town and Lima. He has been lauded with variety of awards and recognitions for his achievements and charitable work, counting among them a Doctor Emeritus from the University of the humanities, London, the Rodeo Drive Walk of fashion Award, the Medalha Tiradentes from the town of Rio de Janerio, Brazil and therefore the Order of advantage from the town of Lima, Peru. Mario Testino has additionally received royal commissions as well as The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Prince Harry, Diana Princess of Wales, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Prince Nikolaos of Greece, Prince Willem-Alexander and Maxima of the Netherlands, Prince Haakon Magnus and Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan.

Mario Testino has contributed to variety of charitable causes and organisations as well as the Elton John Aids Foundation, Aid for Aids, Life Ball, Sargent Cancer Care, the Naked Heart Foundation, amfAR and girls to ladies among several others. In 2008 he was honoured for his charity work, receiving the Hero Award by the charity Aid for Aids and he became the primary man to receive the Commitment Award from the charity ladies along in conjunction with the United Nations. His recent charity work included a visit in December 2008 to his native Peru with Save the youngsters to go to the finished El Salvador Clinic within the Pueblo Nuevo District in Chincha. This clinic was designed for youngsters with Tuberculosis within the space badly plagued by the devastating earthquake, that hit the coast of Peru in August 2007. It measured eight on the Richter scale and therefore the Pueblo Nuevo District, Chincha was one among the hardest-hit areas within the province, with nearly a hundred,000 homes destroyed and one,200 colleges broken. The El Salvador clinic was entirely funded from the sale of one print from Mario Testino iconic portraits of the late Princess Diana.

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