As a curious little girl growing up in Tiksi, a small Russian town on the Arctic coast, Evgenia Arbugaeva’s window to the rest of the world was television. She couldn’t get enough of the wildlife programs that flickered across her screen, and watching explorer Jacques Cousteau became her inspiration. Her dreams were filled with journeys to Asia and Africa.
Evgenia Arbugaeva has warm memories of a very cold place.
She grew up in Tiksi, a port town on Siberia’s Arctic coast — to her, a magical realm of wonder and discovery where she reveled in the “little miracles” of her endless natural playground
Evgenia Arbugaeva was born in the remote town of Tiksi on the Siberian coast of Russia. She studied Art Management at the International School of Moscow and in 2009 graduated from the ICP’s photojournalism and documentary program. She now works between Russia and New York.