Tomasz Lazar

Photographer - Reportage

Tomasz was born 1985 in Szczecin, Poland and is a graduate of the West Pomeranian University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology. After discovering his passion for photography, he joined the European Academy of Photography,where he studied under the guidance of Tomasz Tomaszewski, Lorenzo Castore, Michael Ackerman, Isabel Jaroszewska and others. Tomasz has never looked back, photography is his life. He has since won many highly reputable photography contests around the world (e.g. World Press Photo, POY, CHIPP, Sony World Photography Award, the International Photography Award, BZWBK Press Photo, Grand Press Photo, Lumix Festival for Young Journalism. Tomasz’ work was published in newspapers and magazines such as, The New York Times, Newsweek International, Sunday Times Magazine, New Yorker and Los Angeles Times. Tomasz is a coffee-lover, music enthusiast and derives pleasure from spending time with other people. Tomasz devotes most of his time to photography and is travelling a lot recently, at this very moment for instance, he is on an assignment in Tokyo.

AWARDS

2015 – Nominated to Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for “Children of Siberia” exhibition
2015 – Finalist in Sony World Photography Award in category “Portrait Series”
2015 – “Award of Excellence” in China International Press Photo Award
2015 – Finalist in Sony World Photography Award in category “Portrait Series”
2015 – “Award of Excellence” in Picture of the Year International in category “Portrait Series”
2014 – Finalist at Prix Voies Off 2014, Arles
2014 – I place in BZWBK Press Photo 2014 in singles category “Art&Culture”
2014 – I place in BZWBK Press Photo 2014 in reportage category “Art&Culture”
2013 – I place in Hearst8x10
2013 – I place in BZWBK Press Photo 2013 in category “Sport”
2012 – Nominated to Unicef Photo of the Year
2012 – III place in International Street Phototgraphy Awards in London Festival of Photography
2012 – Honourable Mention in Lumix Festival for Young Journalism
2012 – Grand Prix in Lodz Photo Festival
2012 – I place in Grand Press Photo 2012 in category “General News”
2012 – Picture of the Year Award in BWZWBK Press Photo 2012
2012 – I place in BZWBK Press Photo 2012 in category “General News”
2012 – I place in BZWBK Press Photo 2012 in category “Civilization”
2012 – II place in World Press Photo 2012 in category “People in the News”
2011 – Nominated to Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year in International Photography Award
2011 – Nominated to People Choice Award in Photography Book Now 2011
2011 – II place in BZWBP Press Photo in category Society
2011 – I place in “Street Creative Photo” in category “Miejskoletnie przesilenie”
2011 – Finalist in Leica contest “Moment jest jeden”
2011 – III place in Editorial – Other_ED NON-PRO in International Photography Award
2010 – I place in “Znajdz swój punkt widzenia”, Fotopolis.pl
2010 – III place in “Zachodniopomorskie Spotkania z Diaporama” , Szczecin
2010 – 13x Honorable Mention in International Photography Award, Los Angeles
2009 – Honorable mention in Sony World Photography Award, Architecture, Cannes
2009 – 8x Honorable Mention in International Photography Award, Los Angeles
2009 – Honorable Mention in „Dolina Kreatywna” organized by TVP, Warszawa
2009 – I place in „Discovery Europe”, category “Moje odkrycie – Polska”, Warszawa
2009 – III place in „Discovery Europe”, category “Moje odkrycie – Polska”, Warszawa
2008 – II place in BZWBKPRESS PHOTO, category przyroda, Warszawa
2008 – Medal of Fotoklubu Zamek in „Zachodniopomorskie Spotkania z Diaporama”, Szczecin
2007 – I place in “Zestaw”, Swidnica
2007 – I place in Multidiaprama, Szczecin
2007 – II place in “Zachodniopomorski Konkurs Fotograficzny”, Debno
2007 – Honorable Mention in “Taniec- energia ciala i wyobrazni”, Lublin
2007 – Honorable Mention in “Portret”, Kolo
2006 – Honorable Mention in „Zachodniopomorskie Spotkania z Diaporama”, Szczecin

EXHIBITIONS

2014 – “Theater of Life” solo exhibition, Cortona on the Move Festival, Italy
2013 – “The Spirit of Women” group exhibition, Clair Gallery, Saint-Paul de Vence, France
2013 – “Theater of Life” solo exhibition, Zamek Książąt Pomorskich, Szczecin, Poland
2013 – “Dark Water. The Water as Protagonist” group exhibiton, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, USA
2013 – “Hearst 8×10″ group exhibition, Hearst Tower, New York, USA
2013 – “Art Paris Fair”, Paris, France
2013 – “Theater of Life” solo exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
2013 – “Coastline” solo exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
2012 – “Polish photography in Paris and in the world” group exhibition, Galeria Roi Dore, Paris, France
2012 – “Theater of Life” solo exhibition, Lumix Festival for Young Journalism, Hannover, Germany
2012 – “Theater of Life – Dreamline” solo exhibition, Book Off, Warsaw, Poland
2012 – “Theater of Life – Dreamline” solo exhibition, Punctum Gallery, Lodz, Poland
2012 – “Un-posed” group exhibition, Leica Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2012 – “Art Paris Fair”, Paris, France
2011 – “2011 IPA Best of Show” group exhibition, New York
2011 – “Bez odpowiedzi”, solo exhibition, Wroclaw
2011 – “Coastline”, solo exhibition, Warsaw
2009 – „Momenty”, solo exhibiton, Szczecin
2008 – „Barwy Pomorza”, part of Fotoklubu Zamek exhibition, Szczecin
2008 – „Proste Zadania”, part of Fotoklubu Zamek exhibition, Szczecin
2008 – “Widok z okna – Portret”, part of Fotoklubu Zamek exhibition, Gryfice
2006 – „Janów Podlaski 2006”, solo exhibition, Szczecin

EDUCATION/TRANING

2013 – Workshop with Christopher Morris, Berlin, Germany
2013 – New York Times Portfolio Review, New York, USA
2011 – Eddie Adams Workshop, USA
2011 – European Academy of Photography, Warsaw
2009 – Westpomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin
2009 – Workshop with Tomasz Tomaszewski, Bialowieza
2008 – National Geographic workshop with Tomasz Tomaszewski, Kraków

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