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Head On Photo Festival 2016 : John Feely


Sydney photographer John Feely’s meditative documentation of his three-month journey through Western Mongolia’s Bayan-Ugli region is presented as the exhibition ‘The Outsider’. This collection features a number of environmental studies as well as portraits of the region’s Kazak and Mongol inhabitants, people Feely encountered as he traversed the remote mountainside enclaves of Mongolia’s second highest mountain Tsambagarav.

Feely says, “Unimaginable events unfolded daily. Rounding up wild horses on mountain tops, climbing into eagles’ nests, migrating cross country with nomads and eating dinner from a single plate with a family of eight. It can be a transformative experience to simply not fill up the space with what we know and want, and instead embrace what is actually around us. These photographs are simply an extension of relationships formed from this place”.

Head On Photo Festival 2016
The Outsider
John Feely
From April 28th to may 9th, 2016
Gaffa Gallery
281 Clarence St

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