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Hamid Sardar-Afkhami photographs Mongolian reindeer herders to document the nomadic traditions. He's a professional photographer & Ph.D. scholar of Tibetan and Mongol languages who mounts yearly expeditions into the Mongolian outback to "create a single important collection concentrating on the last country where the majority of the population are still nomads."

Dancing Shaman Hamid Sardar

(Grandma did not get run over by a reindeer, she saddled up and rode it across Mongolia) Photography by Hamid Sardar-Afkhami Shaman-Matriarch-West-Taiga-Hovsgol-2000

The Huvsgul Lake National Park, Mongolia. The Tsaatan tribe of nomads have grazing rights for their reindeer herds in the park...

Tsaatan-Wigwam-Hureen-Taiga-Hovsgol-2003 - Courtesy of Hamid Sardar

Incredible Mongolian Nomad photography by Hamid Sardar

By Hamid Sardar-Afkhami another reindeer people shot

My ancestors were nomadic reindeer herders in Scandanavia. This image is of a Mongolian child but it really moved me.

Outer Mongolia. "...the last country where the majority of the population are still nomads." Photo by Hamid Sardar-Afkhami

"Deer Totem" by Hamid Sardar, from his "Dark Heaven" series. A child from the Dukha tribe of northwestern Mongolia naps against a white reindeer. (© 2006)

A beautiful image, one of many, found in the The Royal Library, Denmark (flickr commons). Mand og kvinde om bord på færge / Man and woman on a ferry KB id: turck_22025 Photo: Sven Türck (1897–1954) Department of Maps, Print and Photographs, The Royal Library, Denmark.