Tag: Mongolia

This Photographer Is Traveling The Globe To Document Transgender People Living In Hidden Societies

This Photographer Is Traveling The Globe To Document Transgender People Living In Hidden Societies

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From the nightclubs of Mongolia to the swamps of Venezuela – Àlvaro Laiz’s work transports you into various worlds and shares the stories of the people that inhabit them. 1. In 2011, photographer Àlvaro Laiz captured stunning imagery of the transgender population living in Mongolia in his series Transmongolian. View this image › alvarolaiz.com 2. By documenting his subjects’ everyday lives – from crowded underground clubs to the quiet sanctuary of their private homes – Laiz examines the realities of living in a society that has little to no tolerance for sexual diversity. View this image › alvarolaiz.com 3. “They cannot express themselves normally except in certain places,” Laiz explains. “Your...
Picture of the Day: Nomads Hunting with Golden Eagles in Mongolia

Picture of the Day: Nomads Hunting with Golden Eagles in Mongolia

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NOMADS HUNTING WITH GOLDEN EAGLES IN MONGOLIA Photograph by DAVID TIPLING PHOTOGRAPHY Posted on Reddit earlier this week, this incredible photograph shows a group of nomads hunting with Golden Eagles in Mongolia. A Tineye search points to photographer David Tipling, who must have had an incredible experience filming these majestic creatures. There was a segment on this fascinating hunting technique on the show Human Planet by the BBC; a short clip can be seen below. Phenomenal stuff. DAVID TIPLING PHOTOGRAPHY via Reddit Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2012/02/picture-of-the-day-nomads-hunting-with-golden-eagles-in-mongolia/
The Future Eagle Hunters of Mongolia

The Future Eagle Hunters of Mongolia

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Last year, photographer and journalist Asher Svidensky travelled to Mongolia to document the Kazakh Eagle Hunters that lived in the western region of Mongolia. Svidensky spent days with the eagle hunters’ families, learning about their way of life and how future generations will preserve the ancient tradition. The photos and story went viral and have been published in publications around the world. Svidensky was praised not only for his incredible photography but the storytelling and insights he shared. We caught up with Svidensky to learn more about the project and the art of storytelling in the digital age. You can find our interview below along with excerpts from Svidensky’s story on the Eagle Hunters of Mongolia. All of the incredible photos in the story below are availa...
Meet The Tsaatan Nomads In Mongolia Who Live Like No One Else

Meet The Tsaatan Nomads In Mongolia Who Live Like No One Else

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Tsaatan people are reindeer herders and live in northern Khövsgöl Aimag of Mongolia. Originally from across the border in what is now the Tuva Republic of Russia, the Tsaatan are one of the last groups of nomadic reindeer herders in the world. They survived for thousands of years inhabiting the remotest subarctic Ulaan taïga, moving between 5 and 10 times a year. The reindeer and the Tsaatan people are dependent on one another. Some Tsaatan say that if the reindeers disappear, so too will their culture. Reindeers provide them with milk, cheese, meat, and transportation. They also sew their clothes with reindeer hair, reindeer dung fuels their stoves and antlers are used to make tools. They do not use their animals for meat. This makes their group unique among reindeer-herdin...
Leo DiCaprio Just Dropped $100K To Go On The Most Badass Vacation

Leo DiCaprio Just Dropped $100K To Go On The Most Badass Vacation

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Man, I’d love to go on a vacation right about now. If only I had $100,000 in my pocket to spend on a crazy expedition to a place I’ve never been before. Wouldn’t that be insane? Well, it looks like Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio is living my dream. He, apparently, spent$95,000 on an expedition to Mongolia where he will go hunting with Swedish explorer Johan Ernst Nilson and even sleep in a rounded tent called a yurt. Um, WHAT? That’s crazy. “The Revenant” actor won the bid for the expedition at the amfAR’s New York Gala, and with that amount of money, I’m not too surprised. The trip will reportedly be 10 days long, and Leo will do several activities ranging from exploring Lake Khvsgl and horseback riding to eating with nomadic families. Ho...