“When I was a child and heard about Inner Mongolia somewhere, I instantly imagined an desert inside oneself. That fantasy fascinated me,” describes Russian photographer Ekaterina Anokhina. This idea is echoed in a quotation from a novel by Victor Pelevin that Anokhina included on the cover: “Inner Mongolia is not called that because it is inside Mongolia […] And it is not really any kind of Mongolia either, that’s merely a way of speaking.” The book features images of landscapes, underexposed to obscure the locations. They appear like old memories that over the years become harder and harder to recall.
Inner Mongolia is available from Dienacht Publishing.