(New York, New York, 1956 - )
Lives New York City
Borowiec was born in New York City in 1956 before moving to Paris with his parents as an infant. He spent his childhood in France, Algeria, Tunisia and Switzerland, where he graduated from the International School of Geneva. He attended college in the US, earning a B.A in Russian from Haverford College in 1979 and an M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University in 1982. Since then Borowiec has worked as a photojournalist, a staff photographer for the International Center of Photography, the Assistant Director of Workshops for the Recontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France and as the Director of the University of Akron Press. He has taught photography at Parsons School of Design, the New School for Social Research and Oberlin College. From 1984 until 2014 he taught at the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art and in 2009 he was named a Distinguished Professor of Art. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council and the Cleveland Arts Prize.