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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Nomadic Life: By Photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami

Hamid Sardar-Afkhami is a professional photographer as well as a scholar of Tibetan and Mongol languages who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. After moving to Nepal in the late 1980’s and exploring Tibet and the Himalayas for more than a decade, he traveled to Outer Mongolia. Seeing the opportunity to create a single important collection concentrating on the last country where the majority of the population are still nomads, Sardar-Afkhami set up a mobile studio camp. With his arsenal of cameras of different formats, he mounts yearly expeditions into the Mongolian outback to document her nomadic traditions.

FalconBoy-Deloun-Bayin-Olgii-2007
Archers-Gown-Gobi-2007
WildBull-Agghi-Mountains-Hovsgol-2007
Totem-Deer-2-West-Taiga-Hovsgol-2006
BlackPegasus-Deloun-Bayin-Olgii-2007
Kazak-Eagle-Master-Deloun-Bayin-Olgii-2003
Tsaatan-Wigwam-Hureen-Taiga-Hovsgol-2003
Tsaatan-hunting-party-Shashpektug-Hovsgol-2004
Tsuyanqua-Tsaatan-Shaman-Bor-Haik-Hovsgol-2000-copy



Tracking the white reinder from hamid sardar on Vimeo.


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