Marta Iwanek is a Ukrainian-Canadian documentary filmmaker and photographer. She is a graduate of the journalism program at Toronto Metropolitan University and the photojournalism program at Loyalist College.

Her work examines community and family through the lens of identity and memory - what do we gain from them, and what happens when that connection is lost.

She is a three-time Canadian National Magazine Award winner and her work has also been recognized by the Canadian Journalism Foundation, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, POYi, the Magenta Foundation, AI-AP, News Photographers Association of Canada, National Press Photographers Association and she was a participant in the Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, New York.

Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CBC, NBC Left Field, The Globe and Mail, Maclean's, The Canadian Press, the Toronto Star, CTV, and Maisonneuve.

Currently in Toronto, Canada: +416 997 9754

martabiwanek [at]


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