From deep within the dark forests of Eastern Europe, legends of Monika Broz began to seep through the Iron Curtain. Kidnapped by the traveling circus as a child, she learned to ride horses bareback, drive Formula One racecars, and traverse the trapeze with aplomb.
Eluding her captors in a midnight escape, Monika returned to her native Poland. But her wanderlust and sense of adventure had been ignited. Reports soon surfaced of a spirited girl with fiery red hair who smuggled chocolates and other Western contraband over the Communist border in a series of daring crossings. And as the Berlin Wall crumbled, Monika stood at the forefront of the pioneering crowds…
Now a young woman, Monika chose to throw her indomitable spirit into the pursuit of art and beauty. Stowing away on a steamer, she landed in the United States and soon found her way to the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York City. After immersing herself in the study of classical art for several years, she turned exclusively to her greatest passion: photography.
The results were predictable—Monika’s combination of fearlessness, determination, ruthless self-discipline and remarkable aesthetic has produced one of the most unique and talented photographers in the history of the art form. Once Monika has undertaken a photographic mission, she cannot be stopped. No ledge is too high, no wall too thick, no crowd too boisterous to keep her from getting her shot. From the Mexican coast to Athens, Barcelona, Morocco, Prague and Los Angeles, she has traveled the world in pursuit of perfect images…do you have an assignment to challenge her?