Tiksi: A Siberian fairy tale in pictures


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A modern-day fairy tale from the small Siberian town of Tiksi, told through the lens of Evgenia Arbugaeva, is one of the highlights of the upcoming London Festival of Photography.

Once upon a time in Siberia, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, in a warm bed in a small town, a little girl woke up from a dream.

It was morning, but it was still so far North that the sun would not show itself for many months. They called this the Polar Night.

Arbugaeva, recipient of the Magnum Emergency Fund Grant 2012 and Winner of Magenta Foundation Flash Forward competition 2010, is a young Russian photographer making waves in the international photography scene.

Click here or on "View Gallery" to preview her Siberian fairytale

Tiksi: Evgenia Arbugaeva is at Calumet Photographic Gallery, 1-30 June, part of the London Festival of Photography www.calumetphoto.co.uk ; www.lfph.org