Project Detail: Tsaatan: A Culture on the Edge


LuganoPhotoDays 2018




Luca Bracali


Project Info

Tsaatan: A Culture on the Edge

They are the last witnesses of an era. Today in the new millennium, only about 50 families, originally of Turkish origin, remain. Also known as Tsaatan or reindeer men, the Dukha are “the people of the taiga” or, as they themselves like to define themselves, “the reindeer men.”

In another part of Mongolia, I documented the Eagle Hunters, also an amazing, ancient and fragile culture.

I traveled to the far reaches world to document these incredible people whose lifestyle and culture now hangs in the balance.

It's important for the "modern world" to see the value of their lives and ways of life.