2009 Photo Contest, Sports, 3rd prize

Tomasz Gudzowaty

Yours Gallery / Focus Photo und Presse Agentur

26 July, 2008

A young jockey stands beside a horse during the Naadam festival. The festival traces its roots back to the days of Genghis Khan, and involves the country's most popular sports: horse racing, archery and wrestling. Up to 1,000 horses are chosen to compete in various races over open grasslands. Children are preferred as jockeys because of their light weight. The top jockey is honored with the title 'tumny ekh' or 'leader of ten thousand'.

About the photographer

Tomasz Gudzowaty

Tomasz Gudzowaty was born in 1971 and studied law at the University of Warsaw. He began his photographic career with nature photography, later turning to social documentary. For ...

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