Maxim Marmur is a famous Russian photographer who has come a long way from local newspapers to his position as a news photographer at the major global news agencies. Marmur’s creative success is dictated by the trademark style of his visual research. Every moment captured in his photographs overcomes the immediate nature of reportage and acquires the quality of a self-contained piece of photography. The grandeur of every fleeting moment of life-this is what we experience when looking at Marmur’s photographs. His unique perception of photography as art, which restores the meaning and emotion to every instant of life, is most expressive in The Coal People project devoted to miners of the Russian Siberia and Far East. Marmur spent three years working on the project. In 2017-2018, it was exhibited across Russia, in Italy and China.