Elnur Babayev was born in 1962 in Baku. Between the years 1977-1981, he studied at the A. Azimzade State Fine Arts College. Since 1988, he is a member of Azerbaijan Artists Association. Elnur Babayev, as an artist and photographer, is a permanent participant of national and international exhibitons and competitions. In 1994, he was awarded the first prize at the UNICEF Photography International Competition in Baku. The artist’s works take place in museums (such as the Niederösterreich Landes Museum in Vienna, Austria; the French Ministry of Culture in Paris; the Gallery of Modern Art in Moscow, Russia; the Museum of Modern Arts in Baku, Azerbaijan; British Petroleum Company in Istanbul, Turkey) and they are included in private collectons in the country and abroad.