Born and raised in Sardinia, Mauro completed a diploma in accountancy and then moved to Rome to pursue his interest in photography, enrolling at the European Institute of Design.

After assisting the photographer Marco Delogu he headed to London where he went on to receive the Creative Review & Kodak Young Photographer Award, and The Independent/American Express Fashion Photography Prize.

In his work Mauro has covered subjects as diverse as backstage fashion, the everyday experience of people from Eastern Europe and London, orthodox religious communities, underground clubs and the transgender scene.

He is fascinated with the unguarded moment, whether in capturing an intimate and personal side in urban clubs, or taking his camera to the streets of Krakow or backstage at London Fashion Week.

Mauro's work has been widely published, in titles such as Dazed & Confused, The Independent Magazine, I-D, Modern Painters, Creative Review, The Wire, Fashion Now 2, Modern Menswear, and online at SHOWstudio.

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