Turin-born, freelance photojournalist from 1971, covered Sahel famine in 1984, Yom Kippur War, 1991 Gulf War. first elections in German Democratic Republic, Hungary and Romania after Berlin Wall fall. And been also the first Italian photojournalist to realize a reportage on Parris Island Marine Corp training in South Carolina, USA.
After 1985, Martino specialized in geographic reportages, with special attention to the social and cultural aspects. The work of the last years is characterized by a special attention towards Latin America with a strong specialization on Mexico where realized many reportages about Indian peoples. He has published books in Italy and France and personal exhibitions in Torino, Rome, Palermo, Padova, Mexico City, Acapulco, Buenos Aires, Berlin and Chicago. He published stories internationally in publications such as Elle, Marie Claire, Merian, Spiegel, Die Zeit, Geo, Jeune Afrique, Rutas del Mundo, Meridiani, “D” di Repubblica, Epoca, Espresso, Panorama, Atlante, Europeo, Focus, Gente Viaggi, In Viaggio, Airone, Panorama Travel, Sette, Traveller, and Tuttoturismo. He collaborated also with Mexico City Caritas organization on a wide-ranging visual communications project.
- Liguria (A. Mondadori, 1984)
- L’anima degli indios (“Indian soul”, EGA, Torino, 1992)
- Gente chiamata Torino (EGA, 1996)
- Messico (Idealibri, Milano, 1996)
- Borgogna di pietra (Idealibri, Milano, 1998)
- Italie (collective book, Vilo, Paris 2003)
- Contributed to many publishing houses and guidebooks.
- Reporter' 70, Turin 1979
- I 35 giorni, Turin 1980
- Turismo e centri d'arte, Milan 1981
- Chiapas, Palermo, Messina, Catania, Padua 1992
- Baja California, Mexico City, Querétaro, Acapulco, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Milan, Rome 1994-1995
- Gente di Torino, Turin 1997
2 Lentes de Plata and 3 Plumas de Plata (the country’s highest award for travel and cultural stories), presented personally by the President of Mexico.