Emil Gataullin

Emil Gataullin. Member of the NCU since 2010. Based in Moscow, Russia

Member of the NCU since 2010
Based in Moscow, Russia


Emil Gataullin was born in 1972 in Yoshkar-Ola, Republic of Mari El, USSR.
1999 — he graduated from Moscow Surikov Institute of Art, majoring in monumental painting.
2003-04 — he studied photography with one of the leading Russian photography ideologists and authors, Alexander Lapin.His photographic work was published in GEO, LFI Magazine, The New York Times, Black+White Photography, FOTO Magazine, Schwarzweiss, Russian Reporter, Ogonek, Takie Dela among many other magazines and online media.
For 15 years, he focused exclusively on black and white photography, and only began to work with color in 2015.
His book “Towards the Horizon” was published by Edition Lammerhuber in 2016, and presents poetic pictures taken in Russian villages. 
Since 2005 — member of the Russian Union of Art Photographers.Since 2010 — member of the Noga Creative Union.

​​Awards & Honors

2020 — Honorable Mention in the 'Professional Book, Documentary' category of the International Photography Awards (IPA).
2020 — Shortlisted for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA).
2020 — 1st place in the Photo Series category of the London Street Photography Festival (LSPF).
2019 — Finalist of the Exibart Street Photography Contest.
2019 — Shortlisted for the Gomma Grant.
2019 — Finalist in the Storytelling category of the Imago Photo International Contest (IPIC).
2018 — Nominee for the International Photography Grant in the Daily Life category.
2017 — 1st place Black & White People Series of the Year of the Monovisions Photography Awards.
2016 — 3rd prize in the Book category of the One Eyeland Photography Awards.
2015 — 1st prize of the international festival of photography 'PhotoVisa'.
2014 — Grand Prix of the Best Picture on the Theme of Peace of The Alfred Fried Photography Award.
2014 — Finalist of the international festival of photography 'PhotoVisa'.
2014 — Finalist of the Circle of Life contest, International photofestival Vilnius Photo Circle.
2010 — Grand Prix of the Best Photo of the Year at the contest The Best Photographer, 1st Prize in the Everyday Life Photo category, 1st Prize in the Art Photograph category.
2010 — 3rd prize in the People and Events category of the Photojournalism Development Foundation.
2009 — 1st prize in the Everyday Life section of the My Best Photograph competition by Epson.
2005 — Laureate of the contest Young Photographers of Russia.

Solo exhibitions

2021 — Towards the Horizon, East End — Samos Arts Festival, Samos Island, Greece.
2021 — Towards the Horizon, Gallery STP, Greifswald, Germany.
2019 — Russia Sweet and Slow, 29th European Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia.
2019 — Russia Sweet and Slow, Art Market, Budapest, Hungary.
2019 — Towards the Horizon, Russian Museum of Photography, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
2019 — Russia Sweet and Slow, Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo, Baden, Austria.
2019 — A travers l’horizon, Espace Seraphine Louis, Clermont, France.
2018 — Russia Sweet and Slow, Festival Photo La Gacilly, La Gacilly, France.
2017 — Towards the Horizon, Cosmos Galerie, Paris, France.
2017 — Towards the Horizon, RAW 17 Photofestival, Worpswede, Germany.
2016 — Towards the Horizon, GAF, Gallery for Photography, Hannover, Germany.
2016 — Towards the Horizon, “Art of Foto” gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2016 — Kolyma: In the Shadow of Time, Vologda Regional Art Gallery, Vologda, Russia.
2016 — Kolyma: In the Shadow of Time, Magadan Regional Studies Museum, Magadan, Russia.
2015 — Kolyma: In the Shadow of Time, Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
2015 — Kolyma: In the Shadow of Time, Ñentre of Ñulture 'Red Corner', Vologda, Russia.
2015 — Kolyma: In the Shadow of Time, International Society Memorial, Moscow, Russia.
2014 — Towards the Horizon, Vilnius Photo Circle, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2012 — Without Words, “Promgrafika” gallery, Moscow, Russia.

Group exhibitions

2021 — Noga 15 years old, VI International festival of photography 'Fotokrok' named Sigismund Yurkovsky, Vitebsk Center of the Modern Art, Vitebsk, Belarus.
2017 Down by the river, The Street Photography Festival Observations, Iserlohn, Germany.
2016 Evolution of Sight. 1991-2016, Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, Moscow, Russia.
2015 Eastreet 3, Centre for the Meeting of Cultures, Lublin, Poland.
2014 Cultivating a Culture of Peace — The Alfred Fried Photography Award, an exhibition to celebrate the 70th anniversary of UNESCO, Paris, France.
2014 — VI International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa, Krasnodar, Russia.
2012 — XXI. My Pacific Ocean, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2012 Looking photographer, The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia.
2011 Russia sacred, Russian orthodox church Saint Michel Archange, Cannes, France.
2009-11 — We, a travelling exhibition, held by web-based community Photopolygon, Novosibirsk — Krasnodar — Moscow — Yuzhno-Sahalinsk — Vladivostok, Russia.
2011 — A private holiday, Center for Documentary Photography FOTODOC, Moscow, Russia.       
2010 — Man in Motion, Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, Moscow, Russia.
2009 — Lapin school, Center of Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow, Russia.
2009 — Human. The circles of the being, Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, Moscow, Russia.


2016 Towards the Horizon, Edition Lammerhuber, deu./eng./rus., ISBN 978-3-903101-16-6, Baden, Austria.