The city of Kharkhorin of today is located at the same place where Genghis Khan had planned his capital. At the time, however, the city was only erected after his death. His grandson Kublai Khan then again moved his court to what today is Bejing in China.
Self-taught photographer and anthropologist A Yin has spent years documenting the people of Inner Mongolia. This series shows nomad children in wild, unpaved grasslands, cradling livestock, proudly posing next to their yurts. Then, it shows the same children just a few years later, settled into the modern Chinese society, leaning on computer terminals and standing in urban squares. “I feel a pain in my heart as I see it all change,” A Yin says. #colorevolution