Sorrenti was born in Naples, Italy, and moved to New York City at the age of ten where he is still based. He is the son of New York based advertiser, Francesca Sorrenti. He was the older brother of fashion photographer Davide Sorrenti, who died from a heroin overdose in February 1997.
The Machine, Steidland Editions Garibaldi, Göttingen and Paris 2004, at Steidl ISBN 3-88243-793-6. A photographic study of Davide Sorrenti, his younger brother and fashion photographer, who died in 1997 from a drug overdose.
Draw Blood for Proof, Mario Sorrenti, Steidl, Göttingen 2011, 978-3-86930-303-1.