Hi, I'm Mauro and I'm an Italian-born newborn, children and documentary family photographer based in London.
I became a professional photographer in 2020 although my passion for documentary photography started in my teenage years when my mum gave me her 35mm film camera she bought in the late 60s. I never stopped documenting our family events, the days out at the beach and our travels since then.
My work has been selected by the Historic England Archive as part of the 'Picturing Lockdown Collection' and I have been selected by the British Journal of Photography as the winner of Portrait of Britain 2021.
I am happily married and live with my wife and our 6 years old girl.
I know how exhausting, chaotic but also beautiful and funny life with kids can be but, with my photography, I want to show how your 'every day', no matter how ordinary or little interesting it might look to you, it is in fact so extraordinary and full of emotional ingredients that make your story as a family so beautiful and meaningful just as it is.
2 Awards for Documentary Family Photography
1 TOP Family Photographer Titles
The FPJA proudly recognizes Mauro Arena as a TOP International Family Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Family Photographers.