Born in Iran, raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Ramak Fazel's biography has always dealt with travel. After obtaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he immersed himself in the study of photography and graphic design in New York City. In 1994 he moved to Milan (Italy) where he continues to work and live.

He is a frequent collaborator with European and Japanese publications and cultural institutions; since 1996 has been contract contributor to Domus Magazine. His collaboration with industry has included numerous european firms such as Flos, Vitra and Desalto. Over the course of the last years he has been invited to lecture and conduct workshops at several academic institutions and universities such as SUPSI (Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana, CH) and the Design Academy in Eindhoven (NE).

His area of interest and personal projects in Iran, Italy and the U.S.A. concentrate on the concept of cultural identity, and how it relates to our notion of “place” and origin. He mainly expresses his artistic vision through the portrait and "putting on stage" the human condition, experimenting with the contextualization of the subject in their natural environment.

In early 2008 he exhibited his recent project “49 Capitols”, an essay on his 2006 trip through 49 U.S. State Capitols, at Storefront for Art and Architecture/NYC (www.storefrontnews.org). Emerging from a twenty-year-old stamp collection and a state-to-state road trip, the project consists of a series of 49 original photographs and vintage-stamped handmade postcards. Along with photographs of the journey, the project provides a narrative of the search of the increasingly complicated idea of American identity.