2015 Infinity Award: Young Photographer
Evgenia Arbugaeva was born in 1985 in the town of Tiksi, located in the Russian Arctic. She is a 2009 graduate of ICP’s Documentary Photography and Photojournalism program and since then has been working as a freelance photographer. In her personal work, she often looks to her homeland—the Arctic, discovering and capturing the remote worlds and people who inhabit them.
Arbugaeva was a recipient of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award and the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant, and was selected as one of the PDN 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. Her work has been exhibited internationally and appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Le Monde, and National Geographic, among others.