Currently only 44 Dukha families remain in the region, with an estimated population of between 200 and 400 people. Perhaps hoping to eternalize the Dukha before they disappear, Dr. Hamid Sardar-Afkhami, who holds a Ph. D. in Sanskrit and Tibetan Studies from Harvard, ventured out to their homes to snap these amazing shots. Sardar-Afkhami has since created a documentary film about the Dukha called The Reindeer People.
Photographer Brings Mongolia’s Disappearing Reindeer People Right To Your Desktop
Published May 3, 2015
Updated April 20, 2015