A photographic journey through Mongolia with Marc Progin takes us back to nature

Innermost Rendez-Vous, Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

As lockdown continues around the world to help combat Covid-19, many of us have been forced to take a closer look at our lives and how we might want the world to change in future. For Hong Kong-based photographer Marc Progin he feels there's now a stronger pull towards a simpler life and getting back to nature.

This sentiment is the focus of his upcoming exhibition, Back to Nature, at Blue Lotus Gallery, where we'll get to see photographs from his ongoing visits to Mongolia. It's a country where he has found comfort and solace when the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong becomes too much.

He travels the seasons, across deserts and mountains, to document nomads, wildlife, migrating birds, hunters who ride on camel or horseback along with their caravans. He also reveals the stark beauty of untouched landscapes where nature rules.

As the gallery explains: "The photographic journey bypasses the walls of societies and the cities to enlarge our horizon and reconnect with the three worlds that are the sky, the earth and nature. It is at the same time while travelling in open space, to enter your inner self; to discover the beauties of nature and awaken those who sleep in you. It is to find the human essence, from where we came from and to give a reason to our life, learn for what else we are on earth than to live."

Back to Nature by Marc Progin will take place at Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong from 5 June until 5 July 2020. You can discover more at bluelotus-gallery.com.

Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Gold and Silk Embroidery, Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Gold and Silk Embroidery, Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Spring Migration, Mongolia, 2019 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Spring Migration, Mongolia, 2019 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

In Search of the Wolf, Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

In Search of the Wolf, Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

The Journey Back to Nature, Mongolia, 2014 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

The Journey Back to Nature, Mongolia, 2014 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Midnight Blue Moon on Flaming Cliffs, Mongolia, 2016 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Midnight Blue Moon on Flaming Cliffs, Mongolia, 2016 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

The Golden Eagle, Mongolia, 2011 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

The Golden Eagle, Mongolia, 2011 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Spring Canvas Brushed By Nature, Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Spring Canvas Brushed By Nature, Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

The Beauty of the Soul, Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

The Beauty of the Soul, Mongolia, 2007 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Moon's Child, Mongolia, 2016 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Moon's Child, Mongolia, 2016 © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Artist portrait © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Artist portrait © Marc Progin. Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery