© Nicolas Marino, undated, Huang Long Xi, Sichuan / China

"I am out there to face this world, to be fascinated and frustrated by it. I am out there to engage people who are sometimes so radically different from the way I was brought up that the more I engage them the more I learn to see the world from a different perspective. It keeps both my heart and mind fresh, open and alive, it helps me find my own path and makes my life richer. It is in that intimacy that is built through the empathic connection with other human beings where my photography thrives.

Portraying human beings and the environments where they live in; portraying the human condition in the uttermost dignifying way are my clear intentions because in every single person in this world there is dignity, there’s humanity, there is something inside every one that intrinsically links them to me and that is what we all share in common.” (Nicolas Marino)