Mongolia’s rapid social change captured through the lenses of its first generation of indigenous documentary photographers.
Presented by Centre for Communication, Politics and Culture and its partner Magnet Gallery, Mongolian Lens 1 gives Melburnians their first glimpse of a generation of Mongolian documentary photographers empowered to tell their own stories. Their photographs provide a close-up and intimate view of the social change and tensions of this extraordinary nation as its traditional ways of life become unsustainable, and yet its new cities are slow to offer much to compensate as they struggle with the challenges of rapid economic development and encroaching globalisation.
Around 30 selected images from this new documentary photographic tradition will be exhibited.
Funds from a silent auction of the works will be donated to the Batzorig Foundation of Documentary Photography in Mongolia, which was named in honour of Tsevegmid Batzorig, a Gamma Agency pioneer Mongolian photographer who met an untimely death in the course of his documentary work in 2001. The money raised will fund a documentary project in Mongolia chosen by the Foundation.
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