• Sylvia de Swaan

    Art & Documentary Photographer
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  • Location: Utica, New York
    Nationality: Romanian Born/Now Ukraine
    Biography:       I’m a Romanian born art and documentary photographer who works on several long-term projects concurrently, often informed or influenced by world events. Thus my longest running work, "Return," currently titled, "Narratives:... read on


Updated Aug 12, 2017
Return:The Landscape Of Memory
By Sylvia De Swaan
“Return/The Landscape of Memory” is about travel, individual...
Eastern Europe/Ukraine/Czernowitz/Chernivtsi Black And White, Borders, Cinematic Diptych, Documentary, Editorial, Fine Art, Human Rights, Judaism, Minority, Peace, Personal, Photography, Religion, Sorrow, Travel, War
Updated Sep 27, 2017
By Sylvia De Swaan
A series of Portraits of family, friends and  people whom I've...
Aging, Arts, Black And White, Documentary, Fine Art, Friends + Family, Photography, Portraiture
Updated Feb 23, 2018
Where Will You Spend Eternity
By Sylvia De Swaan
“Where Will You Spend Eternity,” about how small cities and...
Utica, New York And Environs Abandonment, Aging, Architecture, Capitalism, Christianity, Documentary, Environment, Fine Art, Immigration, Landscape, Photography, Street
Updated Apr 03, 2017
By Sylvia De Swaan
“The Ticking Clock” “The Ticking Clock ,” is my most...
Narrative Diptychs
Updated Jul 13, 2017
El Perro Y La Sombra, Ozuluama, Veracruz 2010 ©Sylvia De Swaan
By Sylvia De Swaan
Documentary, Fine Art, Friends + Family, Narrative Diptychs, Relationships
Updated Aug 02, 2016
The Mexico Years
By Sylvia De Swaan
I lived in Mexico at a formative stage of my life (1962-73) – as...
Mexico Agriculture, Black And White, Candid, Documentary, Environment, Family, Fine Art, Friends + Family, Latin America, Personal, Portraiture, Travel
Updated Dec 14, 2017
November In Vail, Colorado 2016 ©Sylvia DeSwaan
By Sylvia De Swaan
Beauty, Environment, Fine Art, Globalization, Landscape, Photography
Updated Oct 30, 2017
The Knoxboro - Utica - Years
By Sylvia De Swaan
       In 1976 I moved with my son and second...
Aging, Agriculture, Beachs, Black And White, Celebrations, Children, Christianity, Community, Documentary, Film, Fine Art, Historical, Lifestyle, Military, Photography, Photojournalism, Politics, Portraiture, Senior Citizens, Soldiers, Spirituality, Teens, Vacation, Youth