Thomas Dworzak

Thomas Dworzak is a photographer and the member of Magnum Photos agency. Dworzak became interested in photography while still in high school and immediately after finishing it 1991 he started to travel and photograph in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. In 1993 he moved to Tbilisi, Georgia where he lived till 1999. During this period he worked on a long time project on the Caucasus and its people, covering the conflicts in Chechnya, Karabakh and Abkhazia. Dworzak became a Magnum nominee in 2000 and a full member in 2004.
In the years following the 9/11 attacks, he spent time covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as their impact on the US. From 2005 to 2008, as a TIME Magazine contract photographer, Dworzak covered many major international news stories including Macedonia, Pakistan, Chechnya, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Lebanon.
Thomas remained in Georgia after the 2008 war with Russia. This would lead to the Magnum Group project Georgian Spring, which was a starting point for a new, several-year-long engagement with the “New Georgia”.
From June 2017 until 2020 Thomas Dworzak served as President of Magnum.