Marvi Lacar

About

Marvi Lacar is a photographer and filmmaker whose goal is to emotionally connect with her audience using creative visual language. 

Lacar, with her two boys.

Lacar, with her two boys.

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Marvi Lacar is a photographer and filmmaker whose goal is to emotionally connect with her audience using creative visual language. 

Lacar completed her Masters degree in Journalism at the University of Texas in Austin and began her training as a fellow at the Poynter Institute and internships at national newspapers. In 2003, Lacar moved to New York to start her career as a photojournalist and was soon represented by Reportage by Getty Images where she covered domestic and international news and features stories for print publications like Time, Newsweek, New York, Stern, Paris Match and the New York Times. 

Lacar has received awards for her stills and motion work from Photo Levallois, Communication Arts, American Photography, Photo District News, Santa Fe Center Project Competition, Telly Awards, National Geographic Wild to Inspire among others.

Her documentary work, This Is A Love Story, is a ‘visual diary’ exploring generational trauma. Her own journey with depression gave birth to 1in20, a mental health initiative aimed at educating and destigmatizing mental illness through creative storytelling. 

Lacar has also lent her Creative Consulting knowledge to clients like Facebook, The Antenna Group, United Way of NYC. She is the other half of Lowy+Lacar, an award-winning stills and motion production company.