Yvette Marie Dostatni is a Chicago native who has been photographing professionally since the age of 18. Her work has appeared in SPIN, Smart Money Magazine, Shape Magazine, Russian Esquire, National Geographic, Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Tribune Magazine and The Chicago Reader.

In the year 2000, she was selected as one of eight full-time photographers to document the city of Chicago as part of the Comer Foundation. She is also the winner of numerous documentary photography awards including two consecutive Magazine Photographer of the Year awards for portraiture.

Yvette Marie Dostatni's portfolio is in the Permanent Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago and The Museum of Contemporary Photography's Midwest Photographers Project in Chicago.