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Bemprach Eyes


Bemprach Eyes (2006)

Matthieu Paley

Limited edition of 18
Archival pigment print
48cm x 34cm
Bayan Ölgii Province


Heterochromia iridium is the scientific term for an individual having two different coloured eyes, and is as rare among Mongolians as other peoples. This Mongolian is wearing a hat made from the pelt of a Corsac Fox, caught by his own eagle.

Matthieu Paley

Matthieu Paley has travelled all over the world on assignment for National Geographic magazine. Focusing his efforts on regions that are misrepresented, he is especially committed to issues relating to diminishing cultures and to the environment.

The recipient of numerous awards, Matthieu has published several books of his work and his fine art images have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide.

Born in France, Matthieu spent three years studying photography in New York . Over the course of his 20 years’ career, he has learned 6 languages, feeding his passion to connect with the people he meets and helping to instill a sense of intimacy into his images.