Roman Demyanenko, born in 1984, is a documentary photographer. He graduated from the Academy of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism “Fotografika” in 2019. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines including The Washington Post, The Calvert Journal, International Photography Magazine, Meduza, Republic, Novaya Gazeta, Forbes, The Moscow Times, RIA Novosti, Izvestia, RBK, TASS. Roman currently lives in Voronezh (The Central Federal District of Russia).


2019— Academy of photojournalism and documentary photography Fotografika (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

2014— Bastion — special practical course aimed at training journalists and press officers to work, behave and survive at military conflicts zones, during antiterrorists, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, public riots, natural disasters (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)

2013— Sergey Maximishin’s workshop “Photography in the magazine”

2007— Voronezh State University, the Faculty of History

exhibitions and awards

2020— Chania International Photo Festival (Crete, Greece), Selected/ Vorkuta

2020— Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award, Shortlist (Category- Documentary) / Vorkuta

2020— CitiesToBe Photo Award, Winner / Vorkuta

2019— International Photography Grant, Nominee (Category- Documentary) / Vorkuta

2019— Group Exhibition at Fotografika (Academy of photojournalism and documentary photography, Saint Petersburg, Russia) / Vorkuta

2019— Group Exhibition Not Passing Witness, The Sakharov Center (Moscow, Russia) / Anti-corruption protest in Moscow

2018— Group Exhibition Not Passing Witness, The Open space (St. Petersburg, Russia) / Anti-corruption protest in Moscow

2018— Not Passing Witness Contest, Grand Prix / Anti-corruption protest in Moscow

2017— Not Passing Witness Contest, Winner (Category- Protest actions)

2015— The Best Voronezh region photojournalist, governmental award