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The fight on the rooftop of Mongolia

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Travel/Tourism, Gold in Press/Travel/Tourism
  • Photographer
    Robert McPherson

The Dukha, a community of reindeer herders in Mongolia, are
facing cultural extinction due to the various reasons, including
tourism, global warming, language loss and assimilation into
civilization. The latest research states there are just 44 Dukha
families left in Mongolia, and they are now forced to eat their own
reindeer, their only source of income. It is a fight for survival.

Robert McPherson (b.1982) began freelancing for Norway`s Aftenposten National newspaper in 2011. His main client internationally is Sipa Press, France. He is a member of Metaphor Images; an International documentary photographer`s collective based in Australia.

Robert divides his time with work for newspapers and personal documentary projects.