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Alexei (2005)

Matthieu Paley

Limited edition of 30
Archival pigment print
104 x 40 cm

With the temperature far below freezing, furry gaiters are required wear. Riding on Lake Baikal is easier when it is covered with a layer of snow; but strong winds often clear the snow, and then horseshoes are equipped with crampons which mark the ice with white scars.


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.




Stock No: MP004