The Swedish Academy has just announced that Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke have won the Nobel Prize for Literature. 

This morning as the news hit the wires, we had a brief conversation with photographer Tomasz Lazar who had the opportunity to photograph Olga Tokarczuk on an assignment for the New Yorker Magazine. On this assignment Tomasz worked with the medium format camera, Fujifilm GFX50R. 

After the announcement we asked Tomasz for a short comment and here is what he told us: 

“Life is a never-ending journey during which you never know who you will meet. Thanks to the New Yorker Magazine commission I had the pleasure of photographing writer Olga Tokarczuk, the Nobel Prize winner.” “To understand the person, you need dive into their realm and with this can come amazing ideas.”

You will find Tomasz’ article in the August issue of the Medium Format Magazine. We are pleased to report that Tomasz is working on another exclusive article which will be posted in the December issue of the Medium Format Magazine. 

Make sure to check out Tomasz’ impressive work including his World Press Photo winning image taken in New York. 

Below please find two images of Olga Tokarczuk taken by Tomasz Lazar.

© Tomasz Lazar
© Tomasz Lazar

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