Evgenia Arbugaeva was born in 1985 in the town of Tiksi. In 2009 she graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York. Since then she has worked as a freelance photographer, traveling between New York and Russia. In 2012 Evgenia received the Bright Spark award in the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Competition for emerging photographers, and a Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has appeared in National Geographic, Le Monde Magazine, Marie Claire, and Io Donna, among others.