Born in France, Marianne Boutrit completed her studies at the Ecole Nationale Louis Lumière in Paris before moving to Italy. She began her professional career in Florence working in various photographic studios before moving definately to Milan in the early ‘90s. There, she opened her own studio specializing
in still-life photography for advertising and industrial clients.
Contemporarily, she developed her own personal photographic narration. The dominant theme which emerged from her personal research culminated in a continuing series of images intitled Ferite (Wounds) which led to her presence in various group and personal exhibitions.
In 2007 she began her collaboration with the artists Nicola Console and Alice Mangano, creating stop-motion imagery for animated films used on stage for the production of The Hunt based on Le Baccanti by Euripides, interpreted by the eclectic film and stage actor Luigi Lo Cascio.
In 2012, Console and Boutrit finished a new animated
film together on political figures of the 20th Century who won "Lorenzo Vecchio" award at Acireale's Magma Film Festival 2012.
Between 2005 and 2009 she documented the complete works of the milanese artist Gianni Colombo, later published by Skira Editions for the exhibit held at Castello di Rivoli in 2010.
Since 1995 Boutrit has been teaching darkroom techniques
at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.