“These photos were taken across Xinjiang, and are an effort to increase awareness of, and interest in, the Uyghur culture, Uyghur people and the threat they face.” – Photographer Brett Elmer
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About the Photographer
Brett Elmer is from Perth, Western Australia but is currently based in Hong Kong where he teaches, works on his PhD thesis and takes photos. He’s recently begun a photography project related to Chinese government policies enacted, he believes, to hasten the assimilation of the Uyghur minority of China’s north-west Xinjiang province, with the greater Chinese state.