"More than a hundred people traveled by horse and foot to hear the Vice Khamba Lama speak at the ceremony honoring the placement of the first stone for the Dayan Derkh monastery, which is currently being rebuilt in Hövsgöl Province. The original structure was destroyed in 1938 by Soviet purges.
"Tourists are still a rarity in this remote region. Cameras always solicit stares. To get a natural shot, I squatted down beside these people for some time until my presence was forgotten."
—Photographer Matthieu Paley
Camera: Nikon F100
Film: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Nikon 20-35 mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Time of Day: 1:00 p.m.
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