Hi, I’m Dmitry Ermakov, a documentary photographer and a journalist.

Born in Moscow in 1978.  

Have been working in media for more than 15 years.  Now I work as a photo editor in a large media outlet Lenta.ru. Have extensive personal experience in both photographic and text journalism. 

Graduated from Fotografika documentary/art photo school, St. Petersburg, in 2018. 

For several years (2013-18), I shot reports, then switched to documentary photo stories, published in Russian and international media: Lenta.ru, RIA Novosti, BBC Russia, The Calvert Journal etc. A winner and nominee of international competitions, including POY Asia 2024 (Award of Excellence as Photographer of the Year).

Worked as an editor and producer with freelance photographers, as a fixer with a foreign photographer in Russia. Have experience in creating complex logistics for filming in Russia. 

Also worked with texts of various formats from news to analytics. I’m deep into international political and economic issues. My field of interest is life in the regions of Russia as well as the post-Soviet space.

I live in Moscow.

Bio. Dmitry Ermakov. Documentary photographer



POY Asia, Award of Excellence for Photographer of the Year Asia


Der Greif Issue 16: Common Love (open call selection by Shirin Neshat)


Reponses Photo choice at Les Boutographies, France


Les Boutographies, France (jury projection)

KosMostFest, Russia (shortlist)


Photometria, Greece (shortlist)


Eastreet 4, Poland

Personal exhibitions


Все дома / Everyone’s Home (Chekalin, Russia)

Selected collective exhibitions


Поволжский треугольник /  Volga Triangle (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia)


Медиа-форум “Диалог культур” / 'Cultures Dialog' forum (St. Petersburg, Russia)


OFF Bratislava (Bratislava, Slovakia)

Environmenta (Rome, Italy)

Motion (Budapest, Hungary)


Eastreet 4 (Lublin, Poland and then worldwide)


 Акутальная Удмуртия / Actual Udmurtia (Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)

Special projects (collaborative)


Selected publications

Iz.ru: “Угасающее богатство: восточный дух русской Астрахани

Lenta.ru: “Евреев считать запрещено — грех

Lenta.ru:  “Мертвая вода

Lenta.ru: “Есть рыба — есть и деньги

Lenta.ru: “Ты и сам скоро будешь тут

Lenta.ru: “Излишками черной икры кормили кур

Lenta.ru: “Мне грозит суровое возмездие

Заповедник: Крапивна. Блеск и нищета исторического села под Тулой (текст Марии Семеновой)

Холод: “Лес — это мой дом, я хочу его сохранить”

Susanin: Альтернативный Ижевск

The Calvert Journal: East of the West

The Calvert Journal: River Under Earth

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)

Also: RIA Novosti, Edge of Humanity, Belsat, Vot-tak.tv, Athleta Magazine, RTVi, S-T-O-L, Polit.ru, Kommersant, Nevskoe Vremya and others.