Emil Gataullin, born in 1972, is a professional artist and a freelance photographer, based in Korolyov, Moscow Region, Russia. His interest in photography began in late 80's. In 1999 he graduated from Moscow Surikov Institute of Art, majoring in monumental painting. He studied photography with one of the leading Russian photography ideologists and authors, Alexander Lapin, from 2003 to 2004.
Winner of several photography competitions, including «PhotoVisa 2015», «The Alfred Fried Photography Award 2014», «Best Photographer 2009», had a number of solo exhibitions and was a participant of numerous group shows, in Russia, Austria, France, Poland and Lithuania.