Photograph of Vyacheslav Korotki
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The lonely life of the Arctic weatherman

Evgenia Arburgaeva is a young Russian photographer who has returned to the place of her birth to take haunting and beautiful images of lives lived alone.

Her latest - Weather Man - takes as her subject the life of Vyacheslav Korotki, a meteorologist who is a specialist in the polar north.

He lives in Khodavarikha, an Arctic outpost, sent by the state to measure all things weather-related.

His wife lives far away; the nearest town takes an hour to reach by helicopter, so his is a very solitary existence.

Julian Marshall asked Evgenia why she had picked Mr Korotki as her subject.

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The Weather Man pictures are showing as part of the Arctic Stories exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery in London from November 6 to January 16

  • 07 Nov 2015
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