Ons Abid was born in Tunisia. She is a freelance photographer, working with the Paris-based groupe Jeune Afrique, Afrique Magazine (AM) and collaborated with AP London, Getty Image NY, Der Spiegel, Paris Match, Marianne, Financial Times, The Guardian, NZZ Folio and Der Standard.
She graduated from the Higher Institute of Fine Arts of Tunis (ISBAT) in 2004 with a degree in graphic design. In 2005, she simultaneously worked as an art director in an advertising agency and as an event photographer. She received her Master's Degree in science and arts ISBAT in 2009. During the same year, she did a residency at the National School of Photography (ENSP) in Arles, France. She worked at Arles’ “Rencontres Internationale de la photographie d'Arles (RIP)” where she also also had the opportunity to expose some of her photographies on the "Arlaten Museum".
She was selected by the World Press Photo Foundation among fifteen photographers from the Arabic world and received in 2010 the certificate of the Mena (Middle East North Africa ) Photojournalism program.
She had been teaching photography for the Higher Institute of Fine Arts of Tunis.
She started to expose her works In 2006 in Tunisian Galleries, then to participate in some international festivals ( Tunisia, Maroco, Bamako, Lisbon, Unesco, Paris, Perpignan, Arles..). In January 2012, she did her first personal exhibition " Le Souffle des Libertés" about the Tunisian revolution in Perpignan and she received in Paris " la Carte Talents et Competences 2012 (CTC)".
She lives now between Paris and Tunis where she is currently working in multiple projects in photography and video.