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Saxaul (2010)

Matthieu Paley

Limited edition of 18
Archival pigment print
60 x 45 cm
Ömnögovi Province

A solitary Saxaul tree provides a landmark in the Gobi desert. The Saxaul tree is probably the most important plant in the Gobi desert as it provides one of the only sources of water among all the rock and sand. Water collects behind the bark of the tree and can be harvested by people and animals.

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: MP215