Denise Marino

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Denise Marino


Born in Brooklyn, NewYork and raised in Latin America, Denise J. Marino opened her vision to many different cultures at an early age. With her camera, she started capturing colorful images from all over the world. Her collection of photographic images includes documentation of social functions, theatrical performances, portraits, photo journalism , artistic images, etc. She has won many awards and been extensively published in various magazines, including Geomundo & Donde magazines. With the emergence of digital photography, her first two experiences were photographing Japan and Cuba. She is currently dedicating her talent to one of the most sensual and vibrant forms of art: Belly Dancing! Her passion for that art has led her to experience the dance itself and find out that every part of the body is a work of art!

In collaboration with Tamalyn Dallal and the Mid Eastern Dance Exchange, she created Miami Beach's first photo exhibit dedicated solely to the art of belly dance, as part of the multi media presentation of film, dance & photography titled "Supplemented Silence". With such artistic success, the Miami Beach Cinematheque hosted her following exhibit"The Cars of Cuba".

Over 200 of Denise Marino's photos grace the pages of the book "Belly Dancing For Fitness", written by Tamalyn Dallal, published by Ulysses Press in 2004.

In August 2003, Ms. Marino travelled to Bulgaria & Roumania with Tamalyn Dallal, where she had the rare honor of photographing both Florin Cioaba,"King of the Gypsies", and M. S. Radelescu Lulian, "Emperor of the Gypsies", as well as capturing the transitional times that both Eastern European countries were experiencing.

In August, 2004, Ms. Marino ventured to the Peoples Republic of China, where she took thousands of artistic and documentary photographs. Her photographic library is a gold mine of images from all over the world, as well as artists and characters from diverse walks of life, all taken with a perception and imagination that are unique to Denise's artistic vision.

For the past 3 years Ms. Marino has been travelling to Egypt to photograph the Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival. She has photographed all the major Egyptian bellydancers. After the festival, she has taken groups of bellydancers on tours to Siwa & the White Desert, where she performs photo sessions of them. You can check her website periodically since it changes every week.

She has been featured in Zaghareet Magazine, has had a few bellydance exhibits and coming up this September , she will be featured in a new magazine called Bellydance Japan. She will also be featured in a Brazilian magazine called Qual E, and featured in the online magazine called The Gilded Serpent.

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