Twenty :: Mongolia

‘Twenty’ part 16 :: Mongolia 2007

Twenty‘ is an occasional series marking the first twenty years of my work as a professional photographer.

Mongolia is one of those near-mythical places (like Timbuktu) that it always surprises me I’ve actually been to…  I visited in 2007 to see the work of Blue Sky Aviation, which operates light aircraft to get NGO workers around the vast country. It was an incredible place – crumbling Soviet-era factories deserted since international communism collapsed, vast plains with criss-crossing tracks rather than roads, sleeping in a Ger, and the wonderful State department store in Ulaanbaatar, where the ‘bargain’ branded outdoor-wear I picked up (all my clothes were stuck at Heathrow, lost in pre-terminal 5 chaos) turned out to be so bootleg it wasn’t even waterproof, let alone truly Goretex. The whole trip was rather special, and I’d go back like a shot.

Bayankhogor, Mongolia, June 2007 :: copyright Richard Hanson for MAF

Mongolia, June 2007 :: copyright Richard Hanson for MAF

Mongolia, June 2007 :: copyright Richard Hanson for MAF

Mongolia, June 2007 :: copyright Richard Hanson for MAF

Photos copyright Richard Hanson for MAF – no reuse without permission.

The gallery of images from ‘Twenty’ is here.

 

richard hanson :: photographer :: sheffield

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