Xinjiang Shoe Repair: Pic of the Week

August 18 | 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 the author of Xinjiang | A Traveler's Guide to Far West China, the most highly-reviewed and comprehensive travel guide on China's western region of Xinjiang. He lived, studied and run a business in Xinjiang, China for more than 10 years, earning recognition for his work from CCTV, BBC, Lonely Planet and many others.

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