Oyun-Erdene Chimeddorj, 17, transcribes the second chapter of the heroic epic Jangar with a brush pen on a silk scroll in Erdenebulgan, Arkhangai province, Mongolia. Oyun-Erdene, who started calligraphy when she was 13, converted the epic from Cyrillic into traditional Mongolian script with the help of her teacher.
Eliya Muhindo Ndekivuya, left, and his wife, Kavira Vyerire, weave mats from raffia fibers in Kikimba, Kirumba, Democratic Republic of Congo. Raffia mats, which traditionally line caskets, have increased in demand because of a high mortality rate in the region.
Ona Concilio, center, wearing a picazuro pigeon mask, marches with members of the environmental organization Isla Verde (Green Island) to advocate for the sanction of the Ley de Humedales (Wetland Law) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “[We are marching] in defense of the natural spaces that still enable the preservation of biodiversity,” Concilio says.