Uyghur people from Kashgar, China

“Locked away in the westernmost corner of China, Kashgar (喀什; Kāshí) has been the epicentre of regional trade and cultural exchange for more than two millennia.

In recent years modernity has swept through Kashgar like a sandstorm. The roads, rail and planes that now connect the city to the rest of China have brought waves of Han migrant workers and huge swaths of the old city have been bulldozed in the name of economic ‘progress’.

Yet, in the face of these changes, the spirit of Kashgar lives on.”

Kashgar map