Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
El Museo del Barrio’s 2011 Gala
El Museo del Barrio’s 2011 Gala will honor fashion photographer Mario Testino with a lifetime artistic achievement award celebrating his 30-year career on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Cipriani, 42 Street in New York City. Yaz and Valentin Hernández will once again serve as the gala chairs, joined for the first time by Alex Gonzalez and Raul Martinez. The annual event is a benefit for El Museo del Barrio.To purchase tickets, click here.
About Mario Testino
Born in Lima, Peru, Mario Testino is among the world’s most acclaimed photographers, famous for his portraits of Diana Princess of Wales, Salma Hayek, Madonna, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, and countless others. This year marks the 30th anniversary of his celebrated career. For more information on Mario Testino, click here.
“Being from Peru has influenced my career in a very special and individual way. It’s not like I’m an English photographer in an English community, with lots of other English photographers – or American, Italian, French or German (which is the majority of our business). My training, my eye, my sense of color and my composition are very much shaped by Peru and I feel very lucky to have this perspective. It’s an honor when the people that come from the country or continent you come from approve of something you have done and applaud you for it – I feel very flattered to be receiving this award and to be able to give back to our community.”