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

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, Russia Beyond, Regnum, etc.), made photo & video reports for news agencies (Anadolu, NurPhoto, Moscow), as well as for Greenpeace, the Government of Moscow, etc. Since 2017 he works on post-documentary photo projects.

In his stories, Dmitry deals with cultural codes of people and communities, exploring the themes of ancient and modern myths hat exist in the minds of people. Engaged in photo projects related to nature and ecology, exploring the evolution of society and post-industrial culture. Dmitry’s photos mostly have a portrait styling and accented, often expressive colors.

'I always search for a connection between people, the environment (place) of their dwelling, and Nature. It’s used to say that people are the same everywhere; but this is not entirely true, since there are cultural and social codes, the traditions and the experience of generations that can differ not only between continents and parts of the world, but also within the borders of one country. If one takes all these codes that connect people with their family, home, and surrounding territory, and then connects them together, this may make the world a better place'.

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Photometria (shortlist)


Eastreet 4 (finalist)

Down By The River (shortlist)

Group exhibitions


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, Venjaseura, Dodho, Russia Beyond, Regnum, Snob, Kommersant,, National Accent, National Geographic Russia.