Mongols are no more nomads

Mongols are no more nomads?

June 1, 2015

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.NomadsNoMore01
2. The shepherd's family in the yurt.NomadsNoMore02
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 archeryNomadsNoMore03.
4. Goat drinking from a washing machine in the Gobi Desert.NomadsNoMore04
5. Mongolian woman feeding lamb.NomadsNoMore05
6. Village youths slaughter goats and sheep for sale to city dwellers.NomadsNoMore06
7. Fight on the feast of Nadom.NomadsNoMore07
8. As a result of climate change, the soil became less fertile.NomadsNoMore08
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.NomadsNoMore09
ten.The remains of animals that died during the winter cold in 2010.NomadsNoMore10
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.NomadsNoMore11
12. Dangerous, but profitable work for former nomads, who for the most part have not even finished school.NomadsNoMore12
13. Illegal miners are looking for gold.NomadsNoMore13
14. During cold weather due to heating with coal, Ulaanbaatar becomes the second city in the world in environmental pollution.NomadsNoMore14
15. Residents of yurts sort garbage for delivery to recycling centers.NomadsNoMore15
16. More than 70% of the population of Ulan Bator lives in yurts, where there is no sewage or water supply.NomadsNoMore16
17. The Government of Mongolia plans to build 100,000 new apartments for low-income families.NomadsNoMore17
18. Mongolia is the youngest country in Asia.NomadsNoMore18
19. More than a quarter of residents are under 14 years old.NomadsNoMore19
20. Machines have become more accessible due to the growth of the economy due to the development of the mining sector.NomadsNoMore20
21. Streets of Ulan Bator.NomadsNoMore21
22. Center of Ulan Bator.NomadsNoMore22
23. A 24-hour kiosk in Ulaanbaatar.NomadsNoMore23
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.NomadsNoMore24
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.NomadsNoMore25
26. View of the capital Ulaanbaatar from a hill on the outskirts of the city.

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