Photographer Alex de Mora meets the movement’s key players who, after decades of Soviet rule, are redefining what it means to be Mongolian.
Baigalmaa Norjmaa is making a unique trip around the world. All that stands in her way is 12,000km, 14 massive countries and extreme weather conditions.
Nomadic photographer Gianluca Pardelli hitched his way around the former Soviet Union, searching for identity in a cultural vacuum.
After spotting a strange railway that led nowhere on a map, photographer Vlad Sokhin began exploring an abandoned town with a secretive history.
Mongolia is in the midst of mass urbanisation, putting traditional culture and rituals under threat. Photographer Dimitri Staszewski is based in the country, and was invited to capture an old farming practice still going strong.
Meet the skateboarders building a new community and fighting for space in a rapidly changing country.
Short films and documentaries exploring how Mongolia’s first post-Soviet generation are breaking new ground.
As Mongolia emerges from centuries of isolation, rock bands like Mohanik are helping a new generation find its voice and preserve its unique culture.
The Defiance Issue traces a jagged line across the globe, picking up voices of rebellion along the way.