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Thomas Dworzak born in Cham, Germany, in 1972, Thomas Dworzak began traveling and taking photographs in Eastern Europe and the Middle East while still in high school. After living in Spain (Avila), the Czech Republic (Prague), and Russia (Moscow), and photographing war in the former Yugoslavia, Dworzak moved to Tbilisi, Georgia, and lived there from 1993 until 1998, covering conflicts in Chechnya, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Abkhazia. He moved to Paris in 1999 but continues to photograph the Caucasus and its people.
In 1999, Dworzak covered the Kosovo crisis for U.S. News and World Report. Following the fall of Grozny in 2000, he started work on a project about the impact of the war in Chechnya on the neighboring North Caucasus. Since then he has also covered events in Israel, Macedonia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
Dworzak is based in Paris and Moscow and contributes to the New Yorker, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Paris Match, and the New York Times Magazine. He has won several awards, including the World Press 1st prize Spot News Story Award, Prix Bayeux, Prix Kodak, Kodak Young Photographer of the Year Award, Prix Terre d’Images, and the Scoop d’Angers. His work has been exhibited in France in the Musee de l’Elysee, Leica Gallery, Visa pour l’Image, Gallerie Generiques, and Maison Doisneau.
Dworzak became an associate Magnum photographer in 2002.