Born in Santiago de Chile in 1941

1960's      Journalism Diploma, School of Journalism in Budapest, Diploma. 

        Trainee press-photographer at the Cultural Department

        of the Hungarian News Agency.

Over the next few years Mari underwent a rigorous apprenticeship in photograph with some of the greats in Hungarian photojournalism including Endre Friedman and Gábor Pálfai.

1973       PCL  BA Degree in Photographic Arts, PCL. Under Derek Drage, Gus Wylie,  prof. Margaret         Harker and Victor Burgin.

1980s     LECTURER, Royal College of Art, Glasgow School of Art,Nabier University Edinburgh


1981      GLA (Greater London Arts Association)

1989      FOX TALBOT AWARD National Museum of Photography, Film & TV, Great Britain

1995      Best Exhibition of the Festival Award, Photosynkyria, Thessaloniki, Greece

2000       Best Exhibition of the Month of Photography. Budapest, Hungary

Her first solo exhibition took place at the Photographers' Gallery in London starting a long term association with the gallery which continues till today. Mari Mahr has also had long term professional connection with Zelda Cheatle who exhibited her work in her gallery and represented her for over 10 years.


1980's    Serpentine Gallery in 1980 Solo Show       

       British Council retrospective took Mahr back to her native Santiago de Chile, as well as        Argentina, Hungary, Spain and Greece.


A FEW DAYS IN GENEVA 1988 Travelling Light, London

ISOLATED INCIDENTS 1989 The Photographers' Gallery, London

MARI MAHR - PHOTOGRAPHS, A COLLECTION 1994 The National Museum of Photography, Film & TV, Bradford, Great Britain

MARI MAHR - MI HIJA, MI AMOR... 1996 Ediciones Universidad Salamanca, Campo de Agramante, 11

BETWEEN OURSELVES The Photographs of Mari Mahr 1998 Serpent’s Tail, London

SYMBOLS OF OURSELVES 2002 Zelda Cheatle Press, London

TWO WALK IN PARIS 2008 Fernbank Studio, Wellington, New Zealand

TWO WALK IN EDINBURGH 2011 Holloway Press, Auckland, New Zealand


Camera, Switzerland August 1980
Creative Camera, London February 1980, April 1986, May 1986, August 1988, June 1989
Contemporary Photographers, Macmillan London
New Trends, The Gallery of Photography, New York 1984
Undercut, London 1985
History of Photography, Hamlyn-Bison, London 1988
The Missing Text, Chance Books, London 1991
London Magazine, June 1988
European Photography 43, July 1990
Picabia 12, Tokyo 1990
Via a Vis International, No 11, Paris 1992
Women's Art Magazine, London March/April 1992
Portfolio No20, Edinburgh 1994
Fotó, December 1994 Budapest
Photographia No33, Athens 1995
Contemporary Art Summer 1996, London
Blackflash Vol.14.2, Summer 1996, Canada
The Sun No.433, April 1997, Tokyo
The Photo Book, Phaidon Books, London 1997 - dec 1999, jan 2000 - INIVA, London
ArtReview, May 2002
Portfolio, May 2002
Genis Aci 25, Istambul, 2002
The Undercut Reader, 2003
The Hungarian Quarterly, 2003
Schwarzweiss 48, Germany 2005
Contemporary Hungarian Photography, Bolt Gallery, Budapest 2005
Financial Times, London 2006
Studies in Photography, SShoP, Edinburgh, 2006
Mrs. Winter's Jump, Random House, New Zealand 2007
Two Walk in Paris, Fernbank Studio, New Zealand 2007
Les Arpenteurs de l'Europe, Actes Sud/Culturefrance 2008
Portfolio, Scotland, November 2009
Source Photographic Review, Ireland January 2011
Financial Times 14 January 2013