A woman cooks in western Mongolia. John Feely has been photographing people there since 2014, documenting their way of life for his project "The Outsider."
An aerial view of the Altai Mountains in Mongolia.
Men ride in a vehicle together.
A young girl named Kausar.
A saddle on Mt. Tsambagarav.
People leave the Olgii airport.
Looking into a home in the Altai Mountains.
"These photographs are simply an extension of relationships formed from this place," Feely said. "I wanted to form meaningful and intimate relationships with people."
In the Mongol youth, there was an awareness of what other people in the world are doing and an underlying comparison to their lives, Feely said.
Feely stayed in remote and traditional locations during his first two trips to the country.
In his desire for authenticity and a pure experience, Feely didn't hire a translator. He went into these communities with no common language.
"Although the ways in which we communicated were not verbal, they were very profound," Feely said. "There was a lot of humor."
A traditional Mongolian tent -- a ger -- is seen in the capital of Ulaanbaatar.