Mongols are no more nomads?
American photojournalist Taylor Weidman in his photo essay "Nomads No More” (Nomads No More), which is part of the Disappearing Cultures project, showed the characteristics of life and culture of modern Mongolia and the difficulties faced by its people.
1. After the snowfall, the shepherd cleans the solar battery from which the TV, lighting in a yurt and a mobile phone operate.
2. The shepherd's family in the yurt.
3. Young riders and spectators at the races of Nadom - the traditional Mongolian contest, also referred to as the three men's games. They include Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery.
4. Goat drinking from a washing machine in the Gobi Desert.
5. Mongolian woman feeding lamb.
6. Village youths slaughter goats and sheep for sale to city dwellers.
7. Fight on the feast of Nadom.
8. As a result of climate change, the soil became less fertile.
9. The shepherd is trying to gather his flock through a snow storm. Winters in Mongolia are becoming more severe, leading to a reduction in nomads.
ten.The remains of animals that died during the winter cold in 2010.
11. After the Soviet coal mine closed in the city of Nalaikh, many small mines appeared. Nomadic families are hired to work in these mines.
12. Dangerous, but profitable work for former nomads, who for the most part have not even finished school.
13. Illegal miners are looking for gold.
14. During cold weather due to heating with coal, Ulaanbaatar becomes the second city in the world in environmental pollution.
15. Residents of yurts sort garbage for delivery to recycling centers.
16. More than 70% of the population of Ulan Bator lives in yurts, where there is no sewage or water supply.
17. The Government of Mongolia plans to build 100,000 new apartments for low-income families.
18. Mongolia is the youngest country in Asia.
19. More than a quarter of residents are under 14 years old.
20. Machines have become more accessible due to the growth of the economy due to the development of the mining sector.
21. Streets of Ulan Bator.
22. Center of Ulan Bator.
23. A 24-hour kiosk in Ulaanbaatar.
24. Monk on the background of an abandoned Soviet hospital in Ulaanbaatar. After the collapse of the USSR, Buddhism was revived in the country again.
25Teenagers help their drunk friend. According to WHO data from 2006, 22% of men in Mongolia suffer from alcoholism - this is three times more than the average in Europe.
26. View of the capital Ulaanbaatar from a hill on the outskirts of the city.