Photo of the Month – July 2021 – Michal Sváček, MAFRA a.s. - Olympics


“The Olympics in Tokyo took place as expected in terms of organisation at a somewhat slow pace. The work of the photographer was made more interesting in that we had to register for each sport separately at least 24 hours in advance. There were also continuous PCR tests and having to fill in online health forms. At the Olympics that meant for 14 hours of photography and travelling between sports centres we had to be constantly thinking about the bureaucracy regarding the pandemic,” says the author.

Photo: Michal Sváček / MAFRA a.s.

Michal Sváček

Taking photographs since 1995, from 1998 he was photographer for the regional newsroom in České Budějovice. From 2000, photographer for the Prague newsroom. From 2001, photographer for MFD and LN magazines. Although his main job responsibility is portrait photography, he also often focuses on sports photography: 15x World Championships in Cyclo-cross, 3x World Championships in Nordic Skiing, 8x Olympic Games, 24h of Le Mans and numerous domestic sports events.

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