Marcos Zimmermann was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1950. He studied cinema there at the National Institute of Cinematography's Experimental Centre. Since 1973 he was the stills photographer in the Argentine and foreign films: Quebracho, La Raulito, Camila, Miss Mary, Les Longs Manteaux and many others. He lived in Rome for three years where he worked freelance.
Since 1982 he work is his country where he did twelve photographic books. These include “Patagonia, a Place in the Wind”; “Siderca-40 Years”; “Rio de la Plata, River of Dreams”; “Northern Argentina Land and Kin”; "Argentina, nature for the future"; "Natives Plants of Argentina" and "South American Nudes".
His photographs have been acquired by Manuel Alvarez Bravo for the Televisa Foundation A.C. in Mexico; by John Szarkowski for the Paine Webber Group Photographic Collection in New York; by Eikoh Hosoe for the Shadai Gallery de Tokio, by Anne Tucker for the colection of the Houston Museum of fine Arts, by Spencer Throckmorton Fine Art Gallery, by the Bank of America Collection and by numerous private collectors in Argentina, Peru, Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Chile and the United States.
His work is part of the collections of: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Museum of Modern Art, both in Buenos Aires; The Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts and The Kyushu Sangyo Museum in Japan; The Museum of Fine Arts of Houston in the United States; and the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris. In 1995 he won the Pirámide de Oro Prize. In1996, the prize to the Best Art Book of Argentina at the Buenos Aires Book Fair and the Leonardo Prize of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
He exhibited his work in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Italy, France, Spain
and Japan. His latest major exhibitions are: “Norte Argentino” at the
Shadai Gallery in Tokyo and in the Museo Kyushu Sangyo of Fukuoka in
Japan; “When Rivers Join the Sea” together with Robert Adams curated by
Anne Tucker at the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston in the United States.
The Folio Gallery of Canadá published his monographic book “Bajo las
Estrellas, imágenes del interior de la Argentina” with a prologue by
Hector Tizón distributed by Waterous and Co. in London, Singapur,
Calgary, Houston and Buenos Aires.
During the last years Galería Vasari of Buenos Aires showed his series “A dog in Paradise", a kind of a comic written and photographed by him. “Desnudos sudamericanos”, his last work, has been exhibited at Palais de Glace, in Buenos Aires. Furthermore he did personal exhitions at: Instituto Cervantes de Tokyo, Couturier Galery of Los Angeles, Museo Carafa of Córdoba and Clair Gallery at Munich in Germany.
He is curently writing for the cultural magazines Ñ and Radar of Buenos Aires and a series of short stories on photographers. He is the author of three unpublished novels.