Tusgal Photography Club is presenting 2017’s second exhibition at the Shangri-La Mall, “The Edge of Blue Heaven”, a collection of photographs on view through January 31.
At the beginning of this month, Tusgal Club hosted the gallery’s first group exhibition of the year, an exhibition held in collaboration with the NGO Lantuun Dohio, which was dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of preventing child abuse.
The 47 members of the Tusgal Photography Club are sharing their photographs of Mongolia’s natural landscapes in “The Edge of Blue Heaven”.
The exhibition’s organizers want the images on display to motivate people living in Ulaanbaatar, a city filled with excessive air pollution and traffic jams, to experience Mongolia’s beautiful nature, to love their motherland, and to travel in Mongolia during the summer.
Head of the club, B.Ankhbayar, said the exhibition is called “The Edge of Blue Heaven” because the club’s members feel that Mongolia is like heaven due its vast spaces, four distinct seasons, and beautiful landscapes.
He emphasized that Tusgal Photography Club was established by 19 people who loved photography and connected via BizNetwork seven years ago to develop Mongolian photography.
The club has 47 active members from the ages of 20 to 60 years old, and all of the club’s members are working to improve the development of Mongolian photography by educating themselves and entering into the international world of photography.
B.Ankhbayar pointed out that 100 photographs from an exhibition organized by Tusgal Club in 2015 are being sold to raise funds for the construction of the Id Shidiin Oron Child Development Center, a project being led by Lantuun Dohio. He noted that visitors to the exhibition can buy prints for 20,000 MNT.
Some images in the exhibition were inspired by capturing the Fibonacci Spiral, and a number of visitors to the exhibition spoke well of the Tusgal photographers thinking outside of the box.
B.Ankhbayar underlined that the curators of the exhibition want to make changes to the way art exhibitions are held in Mongolia, and to take exhibitions to a new level by reflecting new ideas and creative initiatives.