Over the past decade, successive harsh winters have resulted in the steady decline of the population of the Gobi, as herders have moved to urban areas in search of economic opportunities. The Gobi is one of the least populated regions on earth; the temperatures extreme, the winds high and water scarce.
‘Монгол улс’ gives an insight into the lives of contemporary nomadic Mongolian herding families in the Gobi, Southern Mongolia.
This work was taken over two trips in 2001 and 2006, I plan to develop this work in the future by exploring the challenges faced by nomads who have recently made the difficult decision to move from the countryside to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city.
Selected edits of these photographs have been exhibited widely since 2002, and were part of BlowUp Bombay 2010, Mumbai organised by Blindboys