Evgenia Arbugaeva, ‘Untitled #51, from the series of Amani’, 2015, The Photographers' Gallery

About Evgenia Arbugaeva

Evgenia Arbugaeva’s photography captures images of the people and landscapes of the Arctic Circle, with both the sensitivity of a native and the objectivity of a photojournalist. Born in Tiksi, Russia, Arbugaeva is intimately familiar with the landscapes and people of the North. Her photographs infuse a sense of liveliness, wonder, and energy into the otherwise barren tundra. “It’s like a sheet of white paper, and when you’re in the emptiness, your mind begins to think in a different way,” Arbuegaeva has said. Her work relies on the region’s natural light and color, and phenomena such as the Northern Lights exist in her photographs not only as awe-inspiring spectacles, but also as part of the local imagination and mythology.

Russian, b. 1985, Tiksi, Russia