Talks and Events
Sat 31 Oct 2020

Slow Looking: Evgenia Arbugaeva (online)

15.00 GMT (on Zoom)

Join this online edition of Slow Looking featuring three photographs by exhibiting artist Evgenia Arbugaeva. Depending on the discussion, this session should last 50 to 70 minutes. 

The event will include live audio descriptions by Eleanor Margolies. Please scroll down to view the photographs that will be audio described and discussed on the day. Recorded audio descriptions and transcripts are also posted below, for those who wish to hear or read them in advance. These audio descriptions will also be presented live during the session.

Please note:

  • This tour is particularly for those with visual impairments, however all are welcome.
  • Details on how to access the talk will be confirmed upon registration. Please check your spam or junk mail folder. If you have any questions or trouble with your booking, write to
  • All 'in real life' activities at The Photographers’ Gallery are suspended in the interests of public health and safety. Please see our FAQ page for up-to-date information on our temporary closure.


Slow Looking sessions are supported by the Vision Foundation.


Evgenia Arbugaeva (b.1985) grew up in the secluded port city Tiksi on the shore of the Laptev Sea, Russia and although now based in London, remains deeply connected to her birthplace. Her work is often located within the tradition of magical realism, and her approach combines documentary and narrative styles to create a distinctive visual iconography rooted in real experience but resonant with fable, myth and romanticism. 

Eleanor Margolies is a writer and audio describer. She has a background in puppetry and theatre design, with interests in ecology and the role of the senses in performance. She audio describes in museum, theatre and dance contexts, and has led architectural tours for Open House London.

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Image 1 - From the series Weatherman, 2013, Evgenia Arbugaeva

Image 2 - From the series Dikson, 2018, Evgenia Arbugaeva


Image 3 - From the series Chukotka, 2018 © Evgenia Arbugaeva


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