Martino Marangoni was born in Florence in 1950, where he currently lives. As the son of an Italian father and American mother he grew up bilingual and is of dual nationality.
Having completed his lower education in Florence he moved to New York in 1972 where he attended Pratt Institute until 1975, studying photography. On his return to Italy he taught photography at the 'Studio Arts Center International' to students studying at American Universities. Visiting the USA and especially New York every year he has maintained his close ties with America and in 1988 was 'visiting professor' at the Cooper Union.
Studio Marangoni Foundation (FSM) was founded in 1991 with intention of promoting the Art of Photography. It is non-profit organisation which provides high quality and varied education programs for national and international students. As its president Martino Marangoni plays a fundamental role as teacher and mentor. He also organises exhibitions, workshops and events for the School and its gallery and often assists in the organisation of other external events in Florence.
Since 1999 FSM has been the Florence phoography department of both New York University and Sarah Lawrence College Study Abroad Programs.
After the formation of 'Friends of Studio Marangoni' in 1995 a program of exhibition exchanges between Italy and the USA was initiated and following this Marangoni became a member of the International Photo Curators Association (Oracle) and since 2010 of SPE, the Society of Photographic Education in the USA.

Simultaneously with his work at FSM Marangoni has carried out personal research as an artist obtaining international acclaim.
Martino Marangoni's work has appeared in solo and group shows in Italy and abroad, including Milan, Florence, Venice, Rome, Paris, Toulouse, Arles, Portland, San Francisco and New York.
His photographs are in the collections of Calcografia Nazionale in Rome; Museo della Fotografia Contemporanea, in Cinisello Balsamo, Milan, the Cabinet des Estampes de la Bibliotèque Nationale de France in Paris; the FRAC archive in Lyon; la Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; Camera Works in New York; CCA, Canadian Centre for Architecture; MAXXI, Rome.

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