Photographer spends 17 Years to Capture the Beauty of Mongolia, and the Result is Fascinating

Frédéric Lagrange, a New-York based photographer has visited Mongolia 13 times in the past 17 years. He hopped on a plane every season to explore the culture, beauty, and development in the nation. As a child, he heard stories from his grandfather about Mongolia who served the French army during the world war II and was a war prisoner.

It was the Mongolian soldiers under Soviet command who freed his grandfather. Ever since Lagrange has been fascinated with the country.


In the blissful summer of 2001, Lagrange visited Mongolia for the first time.

Mongolia is a nation with the area twice of Texas and population (2.76 million) ten times less.

Moreover, thirty percent of the population in Mongolia is nomadic or semi-nomadic.

There are three textures of colors including trees, water, and sky, “You are always surrounded by vastness.”

After visiting the country several times, Lagrange got himself well-acquainted with the locals most of which are situated in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city.