Sylwia Kapuscinski was born in Krosno, Poland, in 1972. At the age of 12, she moved with her twin sister to the United States.  

Sylwia studied photojournalism and advertising photography at Rochester Institute of Technology.  

Sylwia has worked as a staff photographer at Detroit Free Press, Naples Daily News, and as an intern at National Geographic Magazine and Concord Monitor. Her work has been published in Double Take, New York Times Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, and newspapers throughout the United States. She has received awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of The Year, The Best of Photojournalism, Society for News Design, The Association for Women in Communications, Scripps Howard Publishing, and The Michigan Press Photographers Association. 

Sylwia lives with her husband in New Jersey.