Mara Corsino is a self-taught photographer based in Brooklyn.
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she moved to Milan in the 2000s where she began to dive into the world of photography in a non-linear way. Instead of books and academia, she simply followed her curiosity and created a language of her own.
In her sittings, whether is with superstar Bad Bunny or up and coming models, she first focuses on their physicality and then colors outside the lines using her subjects body language as a compass to guide each of her sessions. Palpable vulnerability translates into an approachable beauty synergising the relationship between photographer, model and viewer. As she sees through them we are invited for a brief moment to go into her vision.
Upon her return to America in 2012, Mara began an exploration of her definition of what it means to be Latina. That journey led to Chicharrón, an ongoing project that began in 2018 of the spectrum of Latinx bodies. “Living as an immigrant in Milan, I felt that I lost my identity. Through a conscious self awareness, my views on femininity and masculinity expanded. Although I consider myself a woman, there is a level of stoic, strong masculinity in my construction.”
Her work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, TIME, Vogue Paris, W Magazine, Self Service, A Magazine Curated By, Fucking Young!, jane by the grey attic, Metal, ODDA and Oyster. Clients include Calvin Klein, Coach, DKNY, Eileen Fisher, Lacoste, Rochas, Saks 5th Ave, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Acne Studios, ALR Dyeing and Aritzia.
Mara is also the creator of Haute Food, a publication that celebrates the unity of the worlds of gastronomy and fashion. She participated in A Taste Exhibition at La Triennalle di Milano in 2012 and has had two solo shows, in 2018 and 2021, dedicated to Chicharrón and Chicharrón de Oro with the San Juan based art gallery, Hidrante.
For booking inquiries
info @ maracorsino.com