Hero City portrays a group of individuals who live in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. “Hero City” or Baatar Khot was the name proposed for the city in 1924 before pressure from soviet activists led to the renaming of the city as it is known today, Ulaanbaatar (city of the Red Hero). Though a majority of the three million Mongolians reside in this cosmopolitan urban center many Americans believe that most Mongolians are herders and live in yurts on the rural steppe. These portraits are intended to present a more complete profile of Mongolian citizens and make reference to their modernity and that of the capital city.
This project was made possible with support for The Arts Partnership.