Davaanyam Delgerjargal photographs three households in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, who are dependent upon illegal logging. Delgerjargal portrays these families, living in the Chingeltei district, in order to raise awareness of a practice that has devastating and long-term environmental consequences. Through his work, Delgerjargal aims to end illegal logging by drawing government attention to the underlying issues of poverty, unemployment, and the lack of state policies or enforcement of environmental protection.
Davaanyan Delgerjargal’s first solo exhibition, “Land of Chinggis Haan in my Eyes,” was held in 2006 in Ulaanbaatar. In 2008, he had his second solo show, “Stop Violence Against Children Now,” which then traveled to the France-Mongolian Center. Delgerjargal received his bachelor’s degree in 2009 from the University of Radio and Television in Mongolia.