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Xinjiang Shoe Repair: Pic of the Week

August 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

A Xinjiang shoe repair man on the streets of Urumqi

Shoe Repair by Aphra

In 2009 photographer Aphra Pia visited China to travel along the fabled Silk Road. Her trip coincided with the Uyghur uprising in Xinjiang province.

Despite all of the development brought into the region by China, most of the Uyghurs are still living in a pre-industrial age. Pia’s endeavored to photograph them with understanding, capturing glimpses of their everyday living; children, beggars, handicraftsmen and small merchants.

View the Exibit

Silken Threads from the Past: Uyghur People and Their Culture

World Affair Council of California (San Francisco)

The exhibit will be on display through September 23, 2011

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If you are interested in contributing a photo to FarWestChina’s Picture of the Week series, please contact me and send in your Xinjiang-related photo. All photos must be originals and will be credited to you and/or your personal website.

About Josh Summers

Josh is a writer, musician and entrepreneur who currently resides in Urumqi, capital of China’s western province of Xinjiang. He has been traveling and writing about this region since 2006 and has no plans to stop in the near future.

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