The Emptiness of a Land with No Fences by photographer Kerry J Dean is a series of photos taken during her extended stay in Mongolia which documents the far-removed way of life in this part of the world. Mongolia’s nomadic culture and rugged landscape were just what Dean needed to escape her daily London routine, and these magnificent images reflect this freedom.
Man and horse are prominent subjects in her work, not surprising for a country whose population of 2.5 million are vastly outnumbered by 5 million horses. Most of her portraits were taken during the centuries-old Nadaam festival, a celebration of Mongolia’s national independence that combines arts, sports and performances. Shot with an analogue camera, her moving black and white images of galloping horses and endless landscapes are raw with emotion, a visual narrative that conveys freedom and possibility.