Moving with the Seasons: Portrait of a Mongolian Family
Photographs by Liza Carter
December 30, 2014 - February 26th, 2015
Liza Carter, scientist, artist, researcher and photographer, spent time living with a family in Mongolia and published a book in collaboration with her Mongolian family about their life. She says of her work:
"The family, while retaining the essential ancient ways of living that have survived since the time of Chinggis (Genghis) Khan, are already incorporating aspects of the modern world. Moving with the Seasons documents a traditional culture that still survives in a modern world even as it is under tremendous pressure to change. It is both timely in its appeal to the growing awareness in the West that we have a lot to learn from traditional peoples before their ways of life disappear, and timeless in its representation of the humanity of the nomadic family."
Liza is an environmental scientist by training with a B.A. from Wesleyan and an M.A. from Yale. As a researcher she has worked with indigenous cultures and people. As an artist she has a large portfolio of watercolors of her nature studies with a compendium of biological specimens. As a photographer she has taken pictures of the worlds where she has traveled and brought back images for others to enjoy and learn from.
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