Raised between Utah, Indiana and Tehran, Ramak Fazel later moved to New York to study graphic design and photography. He works within, around and sometimes against the traditions of photography and installation.  His photographs examine the idea of the individual as a reflection of place and an expression of influences. In 2008, Ramak exhibited his project “49 Capitols,” a photographic essay charting a land journey through 49 U.S. State Capitols, at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City. An installation of his ongoing project “The Business of People” was on exhibition at the Monditalia Section at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia in 2014. Ramak holds an MFA from CalArts and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. From 2014-2016, he was a visiting lecturer in the Photography Department at San Francisco Art Institute.