Ons Abid was born in Tunisia in 1979. She is a freelance photographer and works with the Paris-based Jeune Afrique Magazine and Afrique Magazine. 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 photograpahies on the "Arlaten Museum".
She was selected by the World Press Photo among fifteen photographers from the Arabic world and received in 2010 the certificate of the Mena Photojournalism training program.
She now lives in Tunisia and is also a university teacher at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts of Tunis.