Evgenia Arbugaeva was born in 1985 in town Tiksi located in the Russian Arctic. In 2009 she graduated from International Center of Photography in New York and since then works as a freelance photographer.

Evgenia is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack award and Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant. Her work has been exhibited internationally and appeared in such publications as National Geographic, Le Monde and New Yorker magazines among others.