Dzianis Ramaniuk was born in 1970 in Minsk. He lives in Minsk and Vilnius, working as a publisher, photographer, designer, ethnographer and artist. In 1988 he finished the Achremиyk Belarusian National Music and Art Boarding School. From 1988 till 1992 Dzianis Ramaniuk was a student at the Belarusian Theatre and Art Institute (now Belarusian Art Academy), but became a dropout ‘due to being unsuitable professionally’. In 1992 he left for Vilnius to study at the Art Academy there, from which he graduated in 1995. From 1995 to 1999 he lectured at the Belarusian University of Culture. Dzianis Ramaniuk belongs to the Belarusian Aritsts’ Union and the Photo-art group. From 1997 he continues his father Prof Michas Ramaniuk’s studies of the traditional Belarusian culture and ethnography, going on dozens of field research expeditions all over Belarus. From 1993 to 2006 Dzianis Ramaniuk worked on a photo portrait of the historical centre of Vilnius. Among top priorities in his photographic work is the territory contaminated in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster. As a result, he published an album entitled Chernobyl to mark 20 years since the nuclear catastrophe took place. This work received several Grands Prix at international and national competitions. Dzianis Ramaniuk’s articles on Belarusian ethnography and traditional art, as well as his photos that reveal the beauty of Belarusian landscapes are published in encyclopaedias, books, magazines and papers. Dzianis Ramaniuk’s photos and finds are presented at exhibitions, in TV and Radio programmes in Belarus and abroad. At present he focuses in his creative work on the beauty of Belarusian nature, culture, art and people.