Hilary White is a photographer who focuses on personal narrative and fine art photography. Her work explores the co-existence of beauty and imperfection, strength and fragility, and the realm of the unspoken.


The Swimmer is part of an on-going series of photographs portraying her subjects in the environments where they feel most at home.


Currently, she is creating The Reciprocity Project: A Visual Conversation on Instagram which began as a way to connect with other photographers during the pandemic. In collaboration with two other Los Angeles photographers, Hilary sequences images together and watches as patterns, stories and infinite possibilities emerge. The conversation is a mix of contemporary and archival photographs that respond to light, shape, color, content and mood in each artist’s posts.


Currently a selection of these images are included in a virtual group exhibition, The Year of Not Knowing, hosted by the Los Angeles Center of Photography. In addition, images from an earlier iteration of The Reciprocity Project created during Spring 2020 are featured in a new book Saturday Morning: Notes from Today for Tomorrow.


Hilary was born and raised in New York City. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and the School of Visual Arts. She has produced and consulted on art, film, publishing and digital media projects throughout her career.


Hilary moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and her images have been featured in books and exhibitions primarily on the west coast.


Camera: Fuji XT2

Lens: Fuji 56.mm 1.2 lens