Asher Svidensky, a 24-year-old photographer from Israel, has recently visited Mongolia with the aim to document the lives of traditional Kazakh eagle hunters.
“I wanted to document the ‘Future Generation’ – boys who take their first steps in learning the hunting skills, boys who hold the tradition’s future in their bare hands,” explained the photographer.
After he spent a few days photographing different boys for his project, Svidensky came across Ashol Pan, the 13-year-old daughter of an experienced eagle hunter.
“She was perfect. I was amazed by her comfort and ease as she began handling the grand eagle for the first time in her life. She was fearlessly carrying it on her hand and caressing it somewhat joyfully“, says Svidensky. [Read more...]