To realize this parallel addition to the Albert-Kahn Museum’s Mongolian collection, three contemporary photographers were invited to offer their vision of Mongolia to the public.
In 1912, Albert Kahn created the “Planet Archives,” (Archives de la planète) by sending out his operatives to the four corners of the earth, their mission to record its different cultural realities on film and in photographs, in color. A hundred years later, a team from the Musée Albert-Kahn (Boulogne-Billancourt) wished to recall this project to the present-day world in respect for the spirit of its founder.
To realize this parallel addition to the Museum’s Mongolian collection, three contemporary photographers were invited to offer their vision of Mongolia to the public through the prism of changes the country has experienced over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries:
Lucile Chombart de Lauwe leads us into the intimacy of people’s homes to decipher the evolution of ways of life, with an emphasis on the sedentarization of nomads.
Sophie Zénon proposes a voyage into the complexity of Ulan Bator, in the topographical heart of a World-city that she chose to portray without its inhabitants.
A Yin shares with us the daily life of the last inhabitants of the steppes and delivers a view from the interior, stressing, in spite of apparent serenity, their inevitable disappearance.
Texts by Lucile Chombart de Lauwe, Gaëlle Lacaze, Laetitia Merli, Valérie Perlès and Sophie Zénon.
|Number of pages||112|
|Size||20 x 25 cm|
|Technique||80 color illustrations|
A Yin is Chinese, he was born in Mongolia and still lives and works there.
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