Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, May 2007
From the book Nomad
The steppes of Mongolia are slowly emptying. By now, half of the original nomadic population is living in one of the cities. The capital Ulaanbaatar is in fact unable to absorb the influx. At the city’s edges enormous outskirts form, made up of gers (felt tents) and simple houses. Increasing numbers of shepherds are abandoning their nomadic existence and are moving into town.