Ramak Fazel is a photographer based in Italy and the U.S.The affect of geographic displacement and the inherent contradictions of cultural identity are themes at the heart of his cultural production. Working within, around, and sometimes against the traditions of photography and installation, he has examined the idea of the individual as a reflection of place and an expression of influences.
In 2008, Fazel exhibited the photographic essay “49 Capitols” at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City. Along with photographs of the journey, the project provides a narrative of the search of an increasingly complicated idea of American identity. An installation of his ongoing project “The Business of People” was on exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennial in 2014. Currently, he is visiting lecturer at San Francisco Art Institute.