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.