Roman Pilipey was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1991. He started working as photojournalist while a student in Institute of Journalism of the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University. Roman also worked as a freelance photojournalist for different Ukrainian news agencies and newspapers.
He began to freelance for epa during the Maidan movement in 2013. He joined epa as a staff photographer in 2014 and was based in Kiev from where he covered news events and conflicts in eastern Ukraine. In 2017, Roman relocated to Beijing joining epa's team of photographers in China.
His photographic works have been published in major newspapers and international magazines.