Stacii Samidin was born in 1987 and made his name with ‘Societies’, a series of photographs about subcultures including groups of young people and notorious gangs. He lived as a photographer among the tough street gangs of Los Angeles, and captured the hopeless existence of young people in the banlieues of French cities, families struggling to survive in Nairobi in one of the world’s largest slum areas, and criminals on the streets of Rotterdam.
At eighteen, as a radical boy, Stacii Samidin became the subject of a documentary photographer. For Stacii a new world was exposed. The photographer apprenticed him to a documentary photographer. In his life work Societies Stacii focuses on group identities. He uses analog photography to emphasize the sincerity and rawness of his work and his subjects all over the world. Stacii shot amazing documentaries in USA, Africa, Europe and Asia.