This journey is a path through the daily lives of people all over the Mongolia country: from the families in the Gobi desertwho chose to continue the tradition of the steppe despite all difficulties, to the young people in UlaanBaatar who live, consume and have fun in a way more and more similar to their western Peers’; from the kids forced to look for food and shelter in a dump, to the people who abandoned nomadic life hoping to find happiness in a more urban lifestyle, but ended up being trapped in-between.
But Mongolia Felix is also a journey through the soul of one who have found the archetypes of his childhood, his family history, his origins in this very distant and misunderstood country, as witnessed by Giovanni Lindo Ferretti in the final text of the book.
Photos by Michele Palazzi
Texts by Michele Palazzi and Giovanni Lindo Ferretti
English translations by Massimiliano Barachini
Design and handcrafted realization by Origini edizioni
Papers: Selena New Ivory Burgo 95 gr + Conqueror Laid Feather Arjowiggins 120 gr +Magic Cream Favini 190 gr + Burano Bordeaux 76 Favini 90 gr + light-blue tissue paper Creavee and Rex Sadoch 30 gr + silver Cardboard Bindakote Favini 250 gr + Various colours cardboard Fabriano 220 gr.
150 copies numbered and signed. Each copy has a different folder. 20 copies of printrun are collectors’ edition.
Collectors’ edition adds the book an inkjet printed poster (61x84cm)
68 pages, 49 photos (4 colours and b/w)
Closed book dimensions: 30x43 cm
Languages: Italian, English
About the photographer:
Michele Palazzi (b.1984) is an Italian photographer, represented by Contrasto Agency and Academic Coordinator at the Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA). World Press Photo winner in 2015.