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.

Her first short doc titled Vika, that she co-directed and filmed for CBC Short Docs received second place for Best Canadian Short Doc at the 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. She is a three-time Canadian National Magazine Award winner and her work has also been recognized by the Canadian Journalism Foundation, 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.

Selected clients include: 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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