Ilona Szwarc lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received an MFA in Photography from Yale University and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts.
Ilona’s recent solo exhibitions include Make Room, AALA Gallery, Los Angeles; Instytut Fotografii Fort and Leica Gallery, Warsaw; Amerikahaus, Munich; Foley Gallery, New York; and Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris. She has participated in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm; Shulamit Nazarian Gallery and Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Danziger Gallery and International Center for Photography, New York; among others. Among her awards and grants, she has received the Richard Benson Prize for Excellence in Photography, the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, and World Press Photo.
Her photographs have been featured in numerous publications worldwide, such as ”The New York Times Magazine”, „The New Yorker”, „TIME”, „The UK Sunday Times Magazine”, „The Telegraph Magazine".