Red Hero

This is my main ongoing project. My aim to record the rapidly evolving way of life in the Mongolian capital city.

I’m fascinated by the way that the city contains two distinct areas: the downtown urban area, and the outskirts which house vast numbers of semi-nomadic people who live in gers (yurts). This edit is fluid and ongoing. I aim to return soon to continue the work.

Ulaanbaatar downtown

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Street scene in Khoroo 12.   April 2017.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The downtown area at dusk. 2015.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Street scene in the student quarter. 2015.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Sukhbaatar square. 2017.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Hallowe’en party. 2016.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Baga Toiruu. 2016.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The window sill at Minj’s apartment. 2015.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. An ambar (shed). 2015.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Erik’s barber shop, on the edge of the Ger district. 2015.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Schoolboys walking home in the Gandam area. 2017.

Ger district – the outskirts of the city.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Looking East towards the downtown area from the Western outskirts. 2016.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Hikers on the Southern outskirts. 2016.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Chingeltei ger district, facing South. 2017.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The entrance to a nomad’s house, known as a ger. 2016.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Family building their ger for the winter. 2016.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. A worker’s shoes outside his ger. 2016.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Ankhaa’s nephew. 2016.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Building a ger for the winter. Northern ger district. 2016.
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The road in and out of town, on the West of the city. 2017.

 

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