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Silver 2021 Editorial / sports

Mongolian Contortionism

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial / sports
  • Photographer
    David Marciano

Mongolian Contortionism Most likely the tradition of Mongolian contortionism dates back to the practices of Buddhist monks, who used to bend the body to the will of the mind. Later, the Mongolian states circus became famous all over the world. After the fall of communism the Mongolian people regained the tradition of contortionism and circus art, obtaining widespread interest and opening amateur and professional schools.

David Marciano began to take an interest in photography in the early 90s, when before leaving for a volunteer experience in India, he bought his first reflex. since then travel, solidarity and photography will go hand in hand. His subjects are street photography but above all the storytelling, focusing his interest in telling small stories that are part of the culture, customs and religious aspect of the countries he visits. Since 2012 he has been traveling through the Tibetan areas of the Himalayas interested in the religious rites of Buddhism and nomadic lifestyle.