Dmitry Ermakov is a visual artist working with documentary photography, art photography, photo books.

He was born in Moscow in 1978. Worked as a writing journalist in 2004−13, then as a visual journalist. Since 2017 he switched to longer stories and projects. In 2018 he graduated from Fotografika documentary/art photo academy in St. Petersburg.

In his stories, Dmitry deals with cultural codes of people and communities, exploring the themes of collective memory and personal identity. Some of his projects are related to ecology and post-industrial culture.

Dmitry uses both film & digital equipment.

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Photometria (shortlist)


Eastreet 4 (finalist)

Down By The River (shortlist)

Selected collective exhibitions


OFF Bratislava (Bratislava, Slovakia)

Environmenta (Rome, Italy)

Motion (Budapest, Hungary)


Eastreet 4 (Lublin, Poland and then worldwide)


Actual Udmurtia (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)


Actual Udmurtia (Moscow, Russia)

Selected publications

Broad: River Under Earth

Regnum: Казань: Восток Запада

Regnum: Фигурное катание как нейронная сеть

SEEN: River Under Earth

Zapovednik: Живой организм должен лечиться живым

Roads and Kingdoms: In Search of Russia’s First Inhabitants

BBC Russia: Петроград в (20)17-м году

Russia Beyond: ‘This way up': What goes on in the city of Izhevsk (text by Katya Sinelshchikova)

Regnum: Снег революции. Или сон революции?