Madalyn, TX, 2012 by Hey, Hot Shot! Contender Ilona Szwarc
Warsaw, Poland-born photographer Ilona Szwarc has resided in New York City since 2008. Szwarc’s background in the film industry—she has worked for Andrzej Wajda, Jonathan Glazer and Roman Polanski, notably—reveals itself in the beautifully cinematic quality of her work. Her latest project, Rodeo Girls, explores the world of young Texan rodeo competitors. Through her portraits, Szwarc reveals the complexities of an unusual people. The images celebrate the beauty of the terrain and the unique traditions these girls uphold, their faces laden with emotions from the demanding lifestyle. Keep reading.
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