Ilona Szwarc was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. In 2008, she immigrated to New York City, USA, where she lives and works. Szwarc’s photographs have been exhibited in Paris, London, Bilbao, and New York.
Her work has been published by numerous publications worldwide including Time magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Surface China, and PDN. Her work has also received significant exposure online, featured in The New York Times Lens Blog, The Huffington Post, MSNBC Today.com, GUP, Feature Shoot, and Le Journal de la Photographie.