A photo exploration of the nomadic culture in Mongolia

My Modern Met:

Always curious about the world around him, Santa Barbara-based photographer Brian Hodges recently traveled to Mongolia to document the everyday life of traditional nomadic communities throughout the country.

He spent his time getting to know the culture and living within a wandering community.

According to the artist:

These families migrate based on the season and the needs of their animals, who require ample grazing space and safeguarding from extreme temperatures.”

The collection of work visually describes the nomadic way of life. Viewers are introduced to rows of yurts that function as temporary homes, as well as various food, weapons, and daily activities such as playing basketball and riding on horseback. A number of these intimate scenes are featured in publisher Assouline’s upcoming book, Gypset Living.


Brian Hodges’ website

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