Meghan Boody - Magical Mystery Tour
By Meghan Boody
PsycheSuperStar, my fantastical series on dark love and rescue needed a racing sequence. Turned off by the typical glitzy race track scenario, I went on the hunt for a country with horse races that embraced the primal power of it’s land and traditions. When I came across the Nadaam festival in Mongolia, I instantly knew my search was over. These much anticipated national races feature young jockeys, often no more that 8 or 9 years old, on wild young horses careening across the steppes. There were no fences and no tracks. It was up to the jockey to determine the best path to take. Happily, I managed not to get run over and was able to get up close to the madcap excitement.
While researching Mongolia, I found out about the reindeer herders way up north near Siberia. The more I learned about the last remaining tribes of the Tsaaten people, the more charmed I became by their uncluttered relationship to each other, their animals and the land. My journey to this remote region and the time I spent with the Tsaaten quickly took center stage.
I am eager to incorporate these images into my otherworldly photo novella. In the meantime I am excited to share these “straight" photographs (unusual for me) which document the Mongolian people and their magical world.
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