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fredericlagrange

Frédéric Lagrange Photographer/Director http://www.fredericlagrange-mongolia.com/
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Frédéric Lagrange
Even within Central Asia, Mongols are some of the most hospitable people. When you live in such a vast country (five times the size of England) with so few people (only 3 millions) you have to rely on each other. I experienced and heard many times that there is always an extra meal and bedding ready in case a lost traveler shows up unexpectedly. On this picture, back in 2004, caught and stranded in a snow storm in Western Mongolia, a military convoy came to our rescue. We stopped by a local’s home to get some warm tea. Within a few seconds of entering the house, an entire crew of locals showed up and delicacies materialized for us to share: hard cheese, candies, sugar cubes and deep fried bred. —
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An image from my new book MONGOLIA just released. You can click the link in my bio to find out more or purchase a copy #Mongoliathebook #Mongolia
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Even within central asia, mongols are some of the most hospitable people. when you live in such a vast country (five times the size of england) with so few people (only 3 millions) you have to rely on each other. i experienced and heard many times that there is always an extra meal and bedding ready in case a lost traveler shows up unexpectedly. on this picture, back in 2004, caught and stranded in a snow storm in western mongolia, a military convoy came to our rescue. we stopped by a local’s home to get some warm tea. within a few seconds of entering the house, an entire crew of locals showed up and delicacies materialized for us to share: hard cheese, candies, sugar cubes and deep fried bred. —

an image from my new book mongolia just released. you can click the link in my bio to find out more or purchase a copy #mongoliathebook #mongolia
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While driving in the Eastern Gobi desert one day, we found that herder chasing a horde of horses and trying to catch the leader with a lasso. Once every two or three months, it is customary to switch horse to get a fresh one and give the other one some rest. We stopped the car and got out to watch, as I marveled at his equestrian skills, speed and agility. His father seated nearby, left after a few minutes, seemingly annoyed and exasperated at his son’s failed attempts to catch the chosen horse. Such high expectations. Being good enough is not enough. When it comes to riding horses in Mongolia, from a very young age, Mongols must excel and be the best. #mongoliathebook #mongolia
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While driving in the eastern gobi desert one day, we found that herder chasing a horde of horses and trying to catch the leader with a lasso. once every two or three months, it is customary to switch horse to get a fresh one and give the other one some rest. we stopped the car and got out to watch, as i marveled at his equestrian skills, speed and agility. his father seated nearby, left after a few minutes, seemingly annoyed and exasperated at his son’s failed attempts to catch the chosen horse. such high expectations. being good enough is not enough. when it comes to riding horses in mongolia, from a very young age, mongols must excel and be the best. #mongoliathebook #mongolia
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Frédéric Lagrange
On my very first trip to Mongolia, I camped for ten days near a small lake called Üüreg Nuur, which is nestled in a beautiful valley in Western Mongolia. It was there that I made my first Mongol friends—a settlement of families living nearby for the season. Each day, they let me tag along as they hunted on horseback for marmots and kept a watchful eye for wolves and ibex. It was incredible to get such intimate access to the day-to-day life of these family-oriented nomads so early on this project. A place, to this day, I love to go back again and again to find perfect stillness.
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An image from my new released book Mongolia. You can click the link in my bio to find out more or purchase a copy #Mongoliathebook #Mongolia
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On my very first trip to mongolia, i camped for ten days near a small lake called üüreg nuur, which is nestled in a beautiful valley in western mongolia. it was there that i made my first mongol friends—a settlement of families living nearby for the season. each day, they let me tag along as they hunted on horseback for marmots and kept a watchful eye for wolves and ibex. it was incredible to get such intimate access to the day-to-day life of these family-oriented nomads so early on this project. a place, to this day, i love to go back again and again to find perfect stillness.


an image from my new released book mongolia. you can click the link in my bio to find out more or purchase a copy #mongoliathebook #mongolia
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Polo was used by Genghis Khan to train his troops for warfare in the 12th Century. The game is back in vogue today. Here, some spectators watch a game in progress. Orkhon Valley, 2005 #mongoliathebook #polo #mongolia
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Polo was used by genghis khan to train his troops for warfare in the 12th century. the game is back in vogue today. here, some spectators watch a game in progress. orkhon valley, 2005 #mongoliathebook #polo #mongolia
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Dariganga village, East Gobi Desert #mongoliathebook #gobidesert #mongolia
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Dariganga village, east gobi desert #mongoliathebook #gobidesert #mongolia
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A father rests with his daughter on his laps after spending the day attending to his cattle. Üüreg Lake, Western Mongolia #mongoliathebook #mongolia
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A father rests with his daughter on his laps after spending the day attending to his cattle. üüreg lake, western mongolia #mongoliathebook #mongolia
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Hong Kong 🇭🇰
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Hong kong 🇭🇰
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On the Trans Siberian train from Ulaanbaatar heading back to Beijing. Sharing a small berth with total stranger can be a good opportunity to make new friends. I met this lady, Tsetserleg, who was on her way to meet her son who was at the time the Beijing based Mongolian ambassador. She offered me nuts and tea, I some some chocolate and bread and we chatted in Russian. The day and a half long trip was punctuated by brief stops at the different cities along the way and long silent moments gazing out of the window to the bare landscape of the frigid Gobi Desert. Winter 2004 #mongoliathebook #mongolia #transsiberian
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On the trans siberian train from ulaanbaatar heading back to beijing. sharing a small berth with total stranger can be a good opportunity to make new friends. i met this lady, tsetserleg, who was on her way to meet her son who was at the time the beijing based mongolian ambassador. she offered me nuts and tea, i some some chocolate and bread and we chatted in russian. the day and a half long trip was punctuated by brief stops at the different cities along the way and long silent moments gazing out of the window to the bare landscape of the frigid gobi desert. winter 2004 #mongoliathebook #mongolia #transsiberian
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The driver attempted to return to the collapsed truck to save some personal belongings. But as he climbed into the vehicle, there was a deafeningly loud noise. The ice had cracked more and the truck sank deeper in the lake. The driver got out and ran. We were all feeling frightened and trapped, as we were kilometers from shore and surrounded by ice that could break at any moment. Khövsgöl Lake, Khövsgöl Aimag (Хөвсгөл Нуур, Хөвсгөл Аймаг), 2006.
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An image from my new book MONGOLIA, just released. You can click on the link in the bio to know more about the project or purchase a copy #mongoliathebook #mongolia
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The driver attempted to return to the collapsed truck to save some personal belongings. but as he climbed into the vehicle, there was a deafeningly loud noise. the ice had cracked more and the truck sank deeper in the lake. the driver got out and ran. we were all feeling frightened and trapped, as we were kilometers from shore and surrounded by ice that could break at any moment. khövsgöl lake, khövsgöl aimag (Хөвсгөл Нуур, Хөвсгөл Аймаг), 2006.


an image from my new book mongolia, just released. you can click on the link in the bio to know more about the project or purchase a copy #mongoliathebook #mongolia
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Wolf hunting. Üüreg lake, Western Mongolia 2001 #mongoliathebook
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Wolf hunting. üüreg lake, western mongolia 2001 #mongoliathebook
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Gobi Desert Hipsters? The Eastern Gobi Desert region is one of the least-visited areas in Mongolia. Though isolated, these schoolboys wear Western-style clothing with the very praised pair of sneakers and no longer dress in traditional Mongol clothing. One wears a mask to protect himself from blowing sand. Dariganga village, Sükhbaatar Aimag (Дарьганга сум, Сүхбаатар Аймаг), 2017. —
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An image from my new book MONGOLIA, just released. You can click on the link in the bio to know more about the project or purchase a copy #mongoliathebook #mongolia #Gobidesert
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Gobi desert hipsters? the eastern gobi desert region is one of the least-visited areas in mongolia. though isolated, these schoolboys wear western-style clothing with the very praised pair of sneakers and no longer dress in traditional mongol clothing. one wears a mask to protect himself from blowing sand. dariganga village, sükhbaatar aimag (Дарьганга сум, Сүхбаатар Аймаг), 2017. —

an image from my new book mongolia, just released. you can click on the link in the bio to know more about the project or purchase a copy #mongoliathebook #mongolia #gobidesert
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Tea break still life at a road side stop in the western Gobi Desert, winter 2002. by minus 30 degrees Celsius, those stops were always welcome. Time to refuel with a bite to eat, some hot liquid and mingle with other travelers we would meet. Life on the road. An image from my new book MONGOLIA, out now. Click on the link in bio for more info.
#mongoliathebook #mongolia
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Tea break still life at a road side stop in the western gobi desert, winter 2002. by minus 30 degrees celsius, those stops were always welcome. time to refuel with a bite to eat, some hot liquid and mingle with other travelers we would meet. life on the road. an image from my new book mongolia, out now. click on the link in bio for more info.
#mongoliathebook #mongolia