These pictures are from Evgenia Arbugaeva‘s photo book «Following the Reindeer» (141 pages) that depicts the daily life of the Even reindeer herders in the mountain area around the settlement of Topolinoe in Tomponsky region (two days by a car from Yakutsk) in Russia’s Siberian republic of Yakutia.
Evgenia is a young photographer from Yakutsk. Currently, she lives in New York City. She is a graduate of the International Center of Photography.
A few months ago, she presented a few pics from her personal photo book «Following the Reindeer» and won the Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010 Blurb Photobook Prize. The prize will enable her to design, print, market and distribute her own photobook with Blurb.com, the online publishing-on-demand photobook company.
She is really a cool photographer. She dislikes work in the studio. She prefers to be on the field and make photo stories… and not like ordinary photo reportages, but as pieces of arts.
Evgenia, by the way, is the first local photographer, whom I featured online since 2002. Know her personally. Some her pictures might be seen on my old website YakutiaToday.com.
Below see more photographs of Siberian reindeer herders and their kids.