Esteban Pastorino Díaz was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1972. In 1993 he graduated with a Mechanical Technician degree, and after three years of studying mechanical engineering, Pastorino transitioned his long-time passion for photography into a full-time career.
He studied photography at the Academy Fotodesign (Buenos Aires). He was later selected as artist-in-residence for the Photography Center of Skopelos (Greece), the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten (The Netherlands), Casa de Velázquez (Spain) and Fiskars Artist Residency (Finland).
Over the course of his career he has received numerous distinctions, including the Leonardo Award for Photography (National Museum of Fine Arts, Argentina), Abraham Haber Award for Photographer of the Year (Argentina Association of Art Critics) and Konex Foundation Prize.
His work has been exhibited internationally and included in the collection of important museums as Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Art Institute of Chicago; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; El Museo del Barrio; Princeton Art Museum; Museum of Latin American Art, Buenos Aires; Museum of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires; Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan among others. In 2006 his work was included in the book Vitamin PH: New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon Press) as one of the emerging artists.
Art Institute of Chicago. U.S.A.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts. U.S.A.
Museum of Fine Arts. Houston, TX. U.S.A.
El Museo del Barrio. New York. U.S.A.
Santa Barbara Museum of Arts. U.S.A.
Princeton University Art Museum. NJ. U.S.A.
Davis Museum and Cultural Center. Wellesley College, MA. U.S.A.
University of Maine Museum of Art. ME. U.S.A.
Lehigh University Art Galleries. Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts. Yamanashi. Japan.
National Museum of Fine Arts. Argentina
Latin-American Art Museum, Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Rosario. Santa Fe. Argentina.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Bahía Blanca. Argentina.
Museum Emilio Caraffa. Cordoba. Argentina.
Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten. Amsterdam. The Netherlands.
AT&T Art Collection. U.S.A.
West Collection. U.S.A
Sammlung Alison und Peter W. Klein. Germany.
Center for Photography at Woodstock. NY. U.S.A.
Jumex Foundation. Mexico.
Televisa Foundation. Mexico.
Federico Klemm Foundation. Argentina.
Andreani Foundation. Argentina
Rabobank Foundation. Argentina.
Tántica Foundation. Argentina.