2015 Infinity Award: Special Presentation
Mario Testino is one of the world’s most influential photographers. Born in Lima, Peru, he moved to London in 1976, where he began his career. His work has been featured in magazines from Vogue to Vanity Fair, and in successful advertising campaigns for leading fashion and beauty houses such as from Burberry, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Lancôme, and Michael Kors. Testino is also a noted portrait photographer of actors, royalty, and other celebrities. His photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, including The National Portrait Gallery in London, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, the Shanghai Art Museum, then Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Seoul Arts Center. He has published 12 books, including MaRio de Janeiro Testino, Kate Moss by Mario Testino, Private View, and In Your Face. Testino has received the Medalha Tiradentes from the state of Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Cross Order of Merit from Peru, and the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to photography and charity.