Canon Ambassador Evgenia Arbugaeva has had great success with still images. Her documentary work, which often focuses on isolated individuals in remote locations, has earned her accolades including a National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship and an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York.
However, for one particular project Evgenia decided photographs weren't enough to tell the full story. Instead, in collaboration with her brother, cinematographer Maxim Arbugaev, she made her first-ever film: a 25-minute documentary titled Haulout. Naturalistic and meditative, it focuses on the growing impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean's walrus population.
Haulout was nominated for an Academy Award in the 2023 Best Documentary Short Film category and won accolades from both the American Film Institute and the International Documentary Association (IDA) – an extraordinary start to Evgenia's filmmaking career.