Mary Rozzi is a photographer and director with a background in fashion, design and production. For over 10 years, she worked alongside photographers in New York including Michel Comte, Satoshi Saikusa, and David Lachapelle. It is this training that has helped facilitate an acute and nuanced awareness of each medium of work, her immediate worlds, and her own creative vision.
Her photography explores femininity while also tracing the fusion of fashion and beauty, by investigating and reflecting how the two affect the psychological and physical landscapes of women - central to her practice is creating a sensual, intimate and immersive connection to her subjects inviting a sense of permanence for the viewer. Her work is emotionally dense and endlessly compelling, capturing a feeling of being in sync with another human — perhaps because Rozzi is so emphatically, consciously in sync with herself.
Having grown up in Cincinnati, Ohio, she lived and worked in Paris for 12 years, absorbing the city’s energy and style sensibilities which helped cultivate her own reality. She now divides her time between her homes in Los Angeles and London, working on the biannual magazine she founded and created with an all-female team in 2017 - ‘The September Issues’ - challenging women's publishing by creating for an audience that transcends fashion, with thought provoking politically and socially aware content.
Also a trained pyrotechnic, one of five generations in her family, Mary is constantly seeking to enlighten the mind and eye, by creating engaging, illuminating and theatrical fireworks spectacles for International audiences.
Fluent in both French and Italian, Mary graduated in 1992 with a BFA from the Parsons School of Design in NYC. Over the last 20 years she has lived and photographed on two continents, North America and Europe, documenting an eclectic and evolving mix of people, social landscapes and cultures, which have been integral to her work. Mary uses large format, Hasselblad, Pentax 67 and shoots film. With a powerful visual voice, she is always seeking to inspire women to connect with one another, to question, celebrate and push the representation and recognition of female identity into new territories.