Roman Drits

Also Romāns Drics / Роман Дриц.


Born in Riga, Latvia.
Currently living and working in Hamburg, Germany.


Co-founded Barnimages – a collection of free non-stock photography.

Co-founding editor of OST SEE MAG (2015 – 2019) – a webzine with a focus on photography from the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 


2015. Akina Books & Nico Baumgarten - A Crash Course in Photobook Making, ISSP, Latvia

2010. NOOR/Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography (masters: Nina Berman, Yuri Kozyrev, Jan Grarup), Saint Petersburg, Russia


Selected exhibitions

2022. Unblock Gaudi / Digital Art via Blockchain, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

2016. SURCON, Hamburg, Germany

2015. Street photography exhibition, Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga, Latvia

2015. GENESIS, Jurmala City Museum, Jurmala, Latvia

2013. COLLECTION, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2012. Bākas (Lighthouses), Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia.

2012. About Photography, Kaunas Photo Festival 2012, Kaunas, Lithuania
2011. Eastern European photography show, Studio 41, Glasgow, UK

2011. Solo exhibition in F Galerija, Kaunas, Lithuania
2011. "Auftakt", Solo Exhibition in Vilnius Photography Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2010. "Auftakt", Solo Exhibition in FotoDepartament Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2010. Trainspotting, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
2010. Traditions and Modernity, Baku Art Center, Baku, Azerbaijan
2009. Rudens 2009, Laimīgās Mākslas muzejs, Riga, Latvia
2009. Graduates, urban environment, Cesis Art Festival, Cesis, Latvia
2009. III Baltic Photobiennale, Kaliningrad, Russia
2008. 100, St. Peter’s Church, Riga, Latvia



2011. Connect 2011. Palm Springs Photo Festival, Los Angeles, California, USA
2011. Carousel Slide Slam, HOST Gallery, London, UK
2011. Baltic Street Photography Now: “Publicly privatized”, Slideshow curated by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, Format International Photography Festival, Derby, UK
2010. Zitrone Magazine Screenshow, Kulturpalast Linden, Hannover, Germany
2010. Kaunas Photo Star Night of Photography. Projection of selected photographers’ works, Kaunas, Lithuania


Grants and Awards

2011. Black and White Spider Awards, nominee in People
2010. Kaunas Photo Festival 2010, special prize
2010. Noor-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography
2009. III International Photo Competition Baku 2009, 2nd place + Gallery "Humay" award


Selected publications

2014. Save Zine Vol. 4
2012. "Bākas", book by photographic collective ‘Noosfera’, Riga, Latvia
2012. HotShoe Magazine Issue #180, October-Novemver 2012, App Edition
2012. EDITION.SCHWABEN, Ausgabe SA 02/12, Germany
2012. FK Nr.2 / 2012 – Latvian Photography Yearbook, Latvia
2012. FK Magazine, Portfolio with interview
2011. Der Greif No. 5, December 2011, Germany
2011. Der Greif No. 4, March 2011, p. 17, p. 19, Germany
2010. "Auftakt", Foto Kvartāls No. 6(26), p. 30-35, Latvia (portfolio)
2010. "Auftakt", Self-Published book, Blurb


2015.  Moray Mair "Roman Drits Photographs Capture The Immediacy Of Experience", Mutantspace

2012. Joanna L. Cresswel "Auftakt", HotShoe Magazine

2012. Vilnis Vējš "Paradies", Latvian Photography Yearbook