American Girls with their dolls

Polish photographer Ilona Szwarc used to work in film with directors the likes of Jonathan Glazer and Roman Polanski. When she moved to the US (New York City is where she now lives and work in), the American Girl, both the girl and the doll, caught her eye: ‘Photographically it was a beautiful image – girls with their sculptural representations, their twins, their avatars’. She’s right.

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at