Ramin Mazur is a documentary photographer who practices classical approach on the verge of finding new forms of using visual language in photography based art. Born on the left bank of river Dniester in the Moldavian Soviet Republic, which became the unrecognised state of Transnistria after 1991. Graduating from the Journalism Department of Moldavian State University in Chisinau he began to work with different print outlets in his country as a photo reporter. Desire to dedicate more time to investigate subjects and topics led him to start to work on independent projects and. After attending the “Human Rights and Photography Magnum Foundation Scholarship” in 2013 he focuses mostly on independent storytelling, based on observation of his own and nearby countries' realities in their transition time.

Represented by Panos Pictures.


2020 - Fotodemic grant recepient / USA

2019 - Direct Look shortlist / Moscow, Russia

2019 - Winner of photo contest "We are there where we were going. A reverse look into tomorrow" / Munich, Germany

2019 - Nomination for The Innovation Award of European Press Prize as part of Are We Europe production team 

2019 - World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass nominee / Amsterdam, Netherlands

2018 - PX3 Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris curatorial selection / Paris, France

2018 - World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass nominee / Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017 - EyeEm Awards Winner, Photojournalist category / Berlin, Germany

2015 - “30 Under 30″ Magnum Photos and The Photography Show 

2014 - Shortlisted in “Current Affairs” category at Sony World Photography Awards / London, United Kingdom 

2013 - The Circle of Life competition finalist and nominee / Vilnius, Lithuania 

2013 - Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship / New York, USA 

2011 - Council of Europe Youth Media Award / Strasbourg, France


2013 – New York University, Tisch School of Art,Photography and Human Rights / New York, USA)

2011 – Moldavian State University, Journalism Department / Chisinau, Moldova


2022/07 - Rural Carnival screening at Outernet London / UK

2019/07 - Left Bank as part of "We are there where we are going" exhibition / Pasinger Fabrik / Munich, Germany

2018/11 - Left Bank as part of "Transnistria, portrait by  young photographers" exhibition/          ZOIS office / AFF Gallery / Berlin, Germany

2018/10 - Process series as part of "People.Places.Processes" exhibition/ MYART Week/      Mykolaiv, Ukraine

2018/07 - Process as part of "People.Places.Processes" exhibition/ Taras Shevchenko        Museum / Kyiv, Ukraine

2017/06 - Left Bank / Latarka Gallery / Budapest, Hungary

2017/03 - Beyond91 Cafe Babel Project exhibition / Berlin, Germany

2016/11 - Left Bank / KOSK gallery / Munich, Germany

2016/11 - The Everyday Projects Exhibition / Foto Istanbul Festival / Istanbul, Turkey

2016/09 - Power of Press Photography exhibition / Deva / Romania

2015/10 - The Everyday Projects Exhibition / Foto Istanbul Festival / Istanbul, Turkey

2015 - Butterfly Disease at The Photography Show / Birmingham, UK

2015 - “Waiting for better times”  group exhibition / Zacheta Project Room / Warsaw, Poland

2014 - “Two on the Black Sea” at European Month of Photography / Bulgarisches Kulturinstitut / Berlin, Germany

2014 - Screening at Colorful Guizhou’s PhotoChina Original International Exhibition / Guiyang, China

2014 - Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House/ London, UK

2014 - “Transnistria” / group exhibition at Minsk Festival of Photography / Minsk, Belarus

2014 - “Euromaidan. The true story” / group exhibition in 8bitgallery / Kyiv, Ukraine

2013 - “Butterfly Disease” / Photo Circle festival / Vilnius, Lithuania

2012 - “Butterfly Disease” , open air exibition / Chisinau, Moldova

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