Dmitry Ermakov, born 1978 in Moscow, Russia. Lived in St. Petersburg in 2013−19, now lives in Moscow again.

In his stories, Dmitry deals with cultural codes of people and communities, exploring the themes of ancient and modern myths existing in the minds of people. Engaged in photo projects related to nature and ecology, exploring the evolution of society and post-industrial culture.

Dmitry was educated as an aviation engineer in MATI, Moscow. Has a diploma of Moscow State Linguistic University (Moscow) for translation from English into Russian. Graduated from the Fotografika Academy of documentary photography in St. Petersburg.

Worked as a writing journalist in 2004−13, then moved to visual journalism. Collaborated with Russian and international media (BBC Russia, Russian Reporter, Russia Beyond, Regnum, etc.), made photo & video reports for news agencies as well as for Greenpeace, the Government of Moscow, etc. Since 2017 he works on post-documentary photo projects.

Dmitry uses both film & digital equipment.

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Photometria (shortlist)


Eastreet 4 (finalist)

Down By The River (shortlist)

Group exhibitions


OFF Bratislava (Bratislava, Slovakia)

Environmenta (Rome, Italy)

Motion (Budapest, Hungary)


Memory Card (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Borders (St. Petersburg, Russia)


Eastreet 4 (Lublin, Poland and then worldwide)

Down By The River (Iserlohn, Germany)


Actual Udmurtia (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)


Actual Udmurtia (Moscow, Russia)

Selected publications

Roads and Kingdoms, BBC Russia, Russian Reporter, Dodho, Russia Beyond, Regnum, Snob, National Geographic Russia.