From November 10, 2016, to January 8, 2017, the Galerie für Fotografie in Hanover is presenting Bis zum Horizont, an exhibition of works by the Russian photographer Emil Gataullin. “He notices what others would miss. He creates something out of nothing. He manages to turn images of the most banal everyday scenes into something magical,” is how Peter Matthias Gaede, former editor-in-chief of Geo, describes it. Still largely unknown in the west, “he is a master of poetic, black and white photography, a photography that is reminiscent of Henri Cartier-Bresson. His theme: the Russian village, life far from the big decisions and sensations”.
The Russian monumental and fresco painter began to take an interest in photography at the turn of the millennium, and found a teacher and mentor in photography theoretician Alexander Lapin. His love belongs to black and white photography with excursions into colour. Gataullin is 44 years old and lives in Korolyov near Moscow.
Further information at: Galerie für Fotografie Hannover and Emil Gataullin