Photographer Mario Testino (1954) was born in Lima, Peru. He has worked with the world's most enduring magazines and published 12 books, including Rio de Janeiro Testino, Kate Moss by Mario Testino, Private View and In Your Face.
In 2012, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, held an extensive survey of his works in two parts: In Your Face drew together his acclaimed editorial portraits, while British Royal Portraits demonstrates his long history with the British Royal Family as one of their preferred photographers. His work has been exhibited at Shanghai Art Museum, Palazzo Ruspoli Rome, Tim Taylor Gallery, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria and Mary Boone Gallery, New York.
In July 2012 Testino established MATE, Asociación Mario Testino in Lima, Peru. MATE is a not-for-profit cultural organization that will promote and celebrate the arts of his native country and permanently host his own work.