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LAST NOMADS OF MONGOLIA

01/08/2011

MONGOLIA |

A Yin is documenting his home province of Inner Mongolia. He is a self-taught anthropologist-photographer who has made it his mission to record the last of the nomads there. The phenomenal changes he captures tell the broader story of China’s transformation.

He recently had an inspiring interview over at the NY Times, where he shares the thoughts behind these haunting images.

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Chinese society is developing very quickly and traditions are changing, diminishing, disappearing. I just want to document, help preserve and propagate the great traditions of my ancestors. I feel a pain in my heart as I see it all change. These traditions belong to an old world. I am documenting the way of life of the descendants of Genghis Khan.” – A Yin

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Source: Creative Roots

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