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Daesung Lee
Futuristic Archaeology
Statement: Nomadic life has been central to traditional Mongolian culture throughout history35% of Mongolians are living a nomadic life and thus still depend on their vast, open land for survival. This is increasingly difficult because their traditional way of life is now being threatened due to serious changes in the land.Around 850 lakes and 2000 rivers and streams have dried out past 30years.Potentially 75 % of Mongolian territory is at risk of desertification. These environmental changes directly threaten the Mongolian nomadic way of life, which has been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. This project attempts at recreating the museum diorama with actual people and their livestock in a real place where desertified in MongoliaThis is accomplished with the printed images on a billboard placed in conjunction with the actual landscape horizon. Mongolian traditional nomadic lifestyle might be only existed in museum in the future.
His career began in commercial photography but he soon turned himself into documentary. His work has been following the subject of “Globalisation and it’s impact in human society and nature”. Since 2010, he has been working on projects dealing with conceptual approach in documentary photography. The intention of works is to experiment with photographic medium as a way to deliver a personal understanding of the world. His work has been published in media such as CNN, Le monde, Geo Germany, The Washington Post, The Guardian and awarded in numerous prizes including Sony World Photography Awards 2013 and 2015.