Bökh: Wrestlers of Inner Mongolia by Ken Hermann & Gem Fletcher


Bökh: Wrestlers of Inner Mongolia by Ken Hermann & Gem Fletcher

Danish photographer Ken Hermann and British art director Gem Fletcher shot their Bökh project over ten days in Inner Mongolia. “We were interested in this lesser known form of wrestling only found and practiced by a small group of men,” Fletcher says. “The strong cultural heritage and ritual of the sport intrigued us. We were particularly interested in how it governed status for young men within the community as well as defining manliness.”

When a boy is born in Inner Mongolia, his family pray for him to become a wrestler. This ancient tradition is still a key status symbol in the nomadic community and the central focus of many young men’s lives.

More info: Ken Hermann / Gem Fletcher

What's Your Reaction?

Angry Angry
0
Angry
Cute Cute
0
Cute
Fail Fail
0
Fail
Geeky Geeky
0
Geeky
Lol Lol
0
Lol
Love Love
0
Love
OMG OMG
0
OMG
Win Win
0
Win
WTF WTF
0
WTF
hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fun fun
0
fun
Scary Scary
0
Scary

You may also like

More From: Sport Photography

DON'T MISS

Choose A Format
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds