Dark Heavens, Hamid Sardar



Hamid Sardar, Dark Heavens. Shamans & Hunters of Mongolia

  • A stunning visual record of Mongolias last nomadic tribes
  • Documents the daily customs and manners of Mongolias wandering hunters and shamans
  • An ideal gift for those interested in photography and native cultures

Across the vast, wind-swept plains of Mongolia, nomadic tribes freely roam—only guided by the rhythmic changes of the seasons. Beginning in 2000, Hamid Sardar immersed himself in this fascinating peoples way of life, following them throughout their daily rituals, hunting expeditions, and spiritual practices to capture their centuries-old practices. With a breathtaking mix of color and black-and-white images, Sardars debut book is a poignant visual journey showcasing Mongolias last traveling shamans and hunters. Especially fascinated by their spiritual relationship with land and animals, Sardar beautifully doc–uments the wisdom, customs, and manners of an array of individuals, from horse-breeders and eagle masters to traditional healers. Accompanied by an informative text, this title is a must-have for anyone interested in anthro-pology, photography, and adventure.

Born in Iran in 1966, HAMID SADAR is a scholar of Tibetan and Mongol languages who received a Ph.D. from Harvard. Inspired by the pioneers of ethno-photography dur-ing the Age of Exploration, in 2000 he set out to live with nomadic tribes in Mongolia and journeyed with them for eight years. The subject of four award-winning documentary films, his photographs captured during that time have been exhibited in galleries across the world.

Read here the interview Angelique had with Hamid Sardar

Watch here a nice slideshow of the book

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27.5 x 34 cm

Aantal pagina's

Hardcover with dust cover




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