The Mongols are no longer nomads?
• The Mongols are no longer nomads?
For centuries, the Mongol tribes lived in the steppes and led a nomadic life. However, as a result of climate change, technological progress and urbanization have been some changes. Many nomads have moved to the city, someone has gone to work in the mines. But those who remained faithful to the traditions, way of life and everyday life are not those that were in their ancestors during the time of Genghis Khan, and after almost a millennium. Now the shepherds instead of horses can often find motorcycles, and portable yurts have TVs, DVD-players and mobile phones, rechargeable by solar panels.
American photojournalist Taylor Weidman in his photo essay "No longer nomads" (Nomads No More), which is part of "Vanishing Culture" project, the show features the life and culture of modern Mongolia and the difficulties faced by its population.
After snowfall shepherd cleans the solar cell from which operate the TV, the lighting in the tent and a mobile phone.
shepherd's family in a yurt.
Young riders and spectators at the races Nadom - traditional Mongolian competition, also referred to as the three men's games. These include Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery.
A goat drinks from a washing machine in the Gobi Desert.
The Mongolian woman feeding a lamb.
The village boys slaughtered goats and sheep for sale to urban residents.
The fight at the festival Nadom.
the soil became less fertile As a result of climate change.
Shepherd tries to gather his flock through the snow storm. Winters in Mongolia are becoming more severe, leading to a reduction of the nomads.
The remains of animals that died during the cold winter in 2010.
After the closed Soviet coal mine, there are many small mines in Nalayha. Nomadic family hired to work in the mines.
The dangerous but profitable work for the former nomads, most of whom did not even finish school.
Illegal miners looking for gold.
During cold weather due to coal heating Ulaanbaatar was the second city on the pollution of the world's environment.
Residents yurts sort rubbish for delivery to the processing centers.
More than 70% of the population of Ulaanbaatar live in yurts, where there is no running water or sewage.
The Government of Mongolia plans to build 100,000 new apartments for low-income families.
Mongolia - the youngest country in Asia.
More than a quarter of residents - under 14 years old.
machines have become more affordable due to the growth of the economy through the development of the mining sector.
The streets of Ulaanbaatar.
The center of Ulaanbaatar.
hour kiosk in Ulaanbaatar.
The monk on the background of an abandoned Soviet hospital in Ulaanbaatar. After the collapse of the USSR in the country again revived Buddhism.
Teens help the drinker to his friend. According to WHO data from 2006, 22% of men suffer from alcoholism in Mongolia - is three times more than the European average.
A view of the capital Ulan Bator from the hill on the outskirts of the city.