Roman Demyanenko

Roman Demyanenko, born in 1984, is a freelance documentary photographer based in Voronezh, Russia. He graduated from the Academy of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism “Fotografika” of Saint Petersburg (Russia) in 2019. Since 2013 he started to work as a staff news photographer for newspaper Molodoj Kommunar. In 2017, Demyanenko started photographing events for the TASS news agency. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines including The Washington Post, Forbes, The Moscow Times. In 2020 he was awarded the first prize of the CitiesToBe Photo Award for his photograph 'Vorkuta', becoming the first winner of this international urban photography contest organized by Anteverti.

Roman Demyanenko: «Documentary photography can be a powerful weapon of social justice»


Documentary photographer & Winner of the CitiesToBe Photo Award 2020

We speak with the CitiesToBe Photo Award 2020 winner about the social role of documentary photography and his work on cities in the post-Soviet setting.