My friends, thank you to those of you who can make it to the exhibit. It was a pleasure to go through years of work and share what I have done over the last 25 years. I now need to share some sad news. As many of you know, I had the honor to visit and photograph the Lake Hovsgol region of Mongolia this past August. One of the people I met and travelled with and photographed is Tumursukh Val. His picture is included in the exhibit. He is a park superintendent and has spent the last 30 years of his life caring for and protecting the wilderness and wildlife in this part of Mongolia. He is a kind man, devoted to his work, an enthusiastic photographer and can cover ground like a billy goat! His son Sumbe, a biologist, had been involved with the Snow Leopard Trust protecting snow leopards in Mongolia which are threatened by poaching. I had the pleasure of meeting Sumbe on our trip. Tragically, Sumbe passed away on or around November 11, 2015 under very suspicious circumstances. More information is available here. Sumbe had been attacked at least twice before while doing this work. I am heartbroken for Tumursukh and his family. I've decided that proceeds from the sales of exhibit catalogs and prints from Mongolia (there are six in the exhibit) will be donated to Tumursukh in memory of his son to be used to continue the battle to protect the land, waters and wildlife in Mongolia that he has devoted his life to. You can order signed copies of the catalog directly from me using the link below. I have a few in stock and have ordered another batch. The catalogs are printed by MagCloud. They are 68 pages long and include the 58 images in the exhibit, an artist statement and bio and some notes about the processes I use. You can see a preview of the book on MagCloud here. You can also purchase the book on MagCloud, but it won't be signed. Either way, all profits will go to Tumursukh. The price is $35 plus tax. Shipping is free.
Thank you. Go give a hug to your loved ones. Life is delicate and short, and it's easy to lose track of that reality.