Evgenia Arbugaeva was born in 1985 in the town of Tiksi, located in the Russian Arctic. In her personal work, she often looks to her Arctic homeland, discovering and capturing remote worlds and the people who inhabit them.
Arbugaeva has been a winner of various competitions. She is a recipient of the ICP Infinity Award 2015, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, and the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant, and was selected as one of PDN’s “30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch.” Her work has been exhibited internationally and appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Le Monde, and National Geographic, among others.
For millennia, the reindeer herding Nenets have been an inextricable part of the landscape of the Yamal (“The End of the Earth” in their language) in the Russian Arctic. According to many scientists, they have been incredibly resilient.Learn More