Marvi Lacar is a native of the Philippines and moved to the US at the age of 15. She started her career as a photojournalist in 2004 covering assignments for various domestic and international clients. Lacar has been recognized by Photo Levallois, Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News and various photo awards and film festivals for her stills and video work.
Lacar’s work on Female Genital Mutilation and early marriage in Kenya was her impetus for creating a collaborative platform for storytelling and self-expression.
She is the founder of 1in20, an online venue meant to inspire candid conversations concerning mental illness. She is a contract curator for Facebook Paper and lends her editing abilities to various clients in the photo industry.
Lacar lives on the east coast with her husband, photographer, Benjamin Lowy, their sons Mateo Natan and Kaleb Elias and mini dachshunds, Spud and Wheat.