The project Eleutherophilia is a photographic journey through the homeland of nomads that took place in 2018. For three months, I crossed the Mongolian steppes on horseback, 1,700kms from the capital city Ulaanbaatar to Olgiy, at the western border of the country in the region of the Altai. Along with two horses and a camel, I rode through the steppe, the mountains and the desert. After days of riding and bivouacking, I would stop to rest and live with secluded families that I encountered on my way.
This uninhabited immensity is harsh and wild as much as it is extraordinary. Mongolia is home to the largest empire in world history, with a culture of self-sustainability like no other. Eleutherophilia attempts to capture what has lived on in the steppes, the authentic spirit of the Mongol people. The solace that stems out from such isolation is assembled on those films, a chronicle of a nomad immersion.