Lacy Wood is a graduate from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Photography & Video and is currently living in working in Brooklyn, NY. Born in China and grew up in suburban Pennsylvania, where she learned to appreciate the most mundane things. Growing up, Lacy always knew there were a million corners of the universe that needed to be explored and photographed. She remained quiet most of her childhood and at 18 she left Pennsylvania and moved to NYC to attend college. NYC gave Lacy the courage and confidence to try new things. She has interned for Ryan McGinley and been featured in i-D. With this new found courage and confidence, she decided to pursue her life long dream of traveling. Seeking new places and putting herself in uncomfortable situations all while documenting each and every step with her 35mm film camera. Her passions include traveling, photography, and meeting new people. Her biggest inspirations are Stephen Shore, William Eggleston, and Nan Goldin.
A trip to Mongolia
Mongolia is a country you don’t hear much about and some people don’t even know where it is located on a map. I have had so many people ask me what does Mongolia look like and thought that photography would be a creative and relatable outlet to showcase how miraculous this country truly is.
I landed in Ulaanbaatar and spent 10 days exploring Northern Mongolia. I met up with my friend and his family and together we went on a road trip. My friend was gracious enough to let me join his family vacation and I photographed every moment along with his beautiful family members. We camped all throughout Northern Mongolia and I even had the privilege to attend the Naadam festival which happens once a year and is one of their biggest holidays. This holiday celebrates the country’s 3 most popular sports; archery, wrestlings, and horse back riding. For a few nights we slept on the Khar-Us Lake an spent some time in the Zavkhan Provice. It felt amazing to get out of the busy city for a little and be in a place with no phone reception or pollution. The air smelled so sweet and and felt crisp. I saw some of the most amazing sunsets I’ve ever witnessed and saw clear skies and hundreds of stars every single night.
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