Currently based in New York City, Pilar has been a regular contributor to The Washington Post Magazine and the award-winning weekly Washington City Paper. She also has shot assignments for Reuters and the Associated Press. At the same time, Pilar commercially released her internationally-reviewed book "Female" about transgender women.
Her work has been exhibited and published in numerous journals here and abroad. Some of her work is held in the archives of Museo Reina Sofia in Spain. Her documentary projects reflect an interest in contemporary culture and social issues.
Pilar has won numerous awards over the years. An Aperture Award among others.
She holds a degree in journalism from Universidad Católica de Chile. She has also studied at the International Center of Photography in New York City and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C.
Pilar was also an adjunct professor of photography at Universidad Católica de Chile. As a photographer and licensed New York City tour guide, she runs Picture The City, offering unique photo workshops to visitors interested in photography and off-the-beaten-path places in the city.