Today commemorates the establishment of the People's Republic of Mongolia in 1924. The empire once stretching to Europe under Genghis Khan, is a landlocked country, dominated by desert and sparsely populated steppe where 40% of the country's nomadic workforce, herds livestock. . . Repost @fre@fredericlagrange "In this picture, a herder wearing the traditional Mongol del near Üüreg lake, Western Mongolia." . This image is one of 185 stunning visuals from Frédéric Lagrange's new book “Mongolia”, about to be released after working on the project for the past 17 years, shot over 13 month-long trips. . Book details and photograph by @fredericlagrange . . . #luckyrice #mon#mongoliaook #mongolia #uuregnuur #passionproject #landscape #beautifulearth
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Only 1 day left to get my book MONGOLIA on Kickstarter at a discounted price (link to the page in my bio) — — I was still a photo assistant when I first went to Mongolia. I had saved enough money during the year and took a month off from my assisting job, then flew from NYC to Beijing, boarded the trans Siberian train and 24-hours later arrived in Ulaan Baatar, the capital city, with no plans or any precise destination. Once in the guest house I was staying in, I remember looking at a map of the country and saw a tiny blue dot in the far West, a lake, Uureg Nuur. Somehow attracted to it, I decided that was where I was going to go. The following morning I boarded a Russian-made propeller plane and flew four hours to Ulaangom, the closest city. I managed to hire a local driver thanks to my "survival" Russian and drove the 2 hours to Lake Uureg Nuur. This was exactly the kind of landscape I had imagined Mongolia to be like. Over the years I have come back many times to that lake and region and I have made friends and photographed most of the families living there. I have seen babies becoming teenagers, teenagers becoming young adults (who left for the city) and older men passing away, the full cycle of life. This image I shot last summer of Batbayar, a local herder shearing a sheep by the lake. — — An image from my new book “Mongolia” about to be released after working on the project for the past 17 years. 185 images spread over 252 pages, shot over 13 month-long trips. Foreword by #PicoIyer and art work by @mrwilley. Click on the link in the bio to purchase a copy of the book or a print at a discounted price on #kickstarter until October 25th #mon#mongoliaook #mongolia #fredericlagrange #uuregnuur
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Mongolia, the book on Kickstarter | 11 more days (link to the page in my bio) — — Mongols rarely drink water, but instead drink tea throughout the day. On this picture, a herder drinks tsai, the traditional tea made of milk, water, black tea leaves, and salt. Portrait against black fabric, Üüreg Lake, Uvs Aimag, 2004. — — An image from my new book “Mongolia” about to be released after working on the project for the past 17 years. 185 images spread over 252 pages, shot over 13 month-long trips. Foreword by #PicoIyer and art work by @mrwilley. Click on the link in the bio to purchase a copy of the book or a print at a discounted price on #kickstarter until October 25th #mon#mongoliaook #mongolia #uuregnuur
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