(b. 1980) is a photojournalist and documentary photographer.
Martin Wágner, who spent his childhood in the Strašnice district of Prague, comes from a family of sign painters.
After elementary school, Wágner attended the Prague School of Photography and took courses in photography at a vocational school.
Wágner graduated with a Master’s Degree from the Institute of Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava, in 2013.
Wágner’s works show his passion for themes relating to countries of the former Soviet Union. He first visited Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia in 1994. Since 1998, he has conducted regular visits to Russia and the Ukraine.
Themes of his photography include: the former Soviet gulags in Vorkuta, communities of the Siberian Old Believers, volcanologists on the Kuril Islands, the Trans-Siberian Railway, the remote Khlebozavod bakery, a salt mine, gold mining in Partizansk, oil wells in the Far East, Siberian reindeer herders, whalers on the Chukchi Peninsula, Lake Baikal frozen over, duck hunting on the Angara River.
His expedition to the east have been included in his book “Siberia” (2019) – published in a 300 ASA edition by Paseka.
In recent years, Wágner has gradually begun to focus on landscape photography that reveals traces of ancient settlements.
Wágner, who has frequently won awards in the Czech Press Photo Competition, established a graphic design studio specialized in the scanning, pre-press preparation, and professional printing of photographs for exhibition.