© Mikel Aristregi

Mikel Aristregi

(Hernani – Guipúscoa, 1975)

“-40/96° (Ulaanbaatar)”

Winter in the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator. The temperature outside is -40 °C. Under the layers of concrete groups of men and women squeeze together close to the hot water pipes that cross the city and their only worry is to obtain the 96% alcohol, which, paradoxically, both gives them life and takes it away from them. These are the homeless alcoholics of Ulan Bator that live buried before actually being dead.