“Gallop” by Chris Rayn, 2006
A common sight in Yarkand and other old towns of the Southern Silk Road are donkey carts as a means of transportation. Similiar to the bikes and bicycles used in other parts of China, the Uyghur people use them to transport any sort of goods, such as traders bringing their wares to and from the markets.
Project: Silk Road Memories
The vibrants works of the "Silk Road Memories" project from the mid 2000s tell about Silk Road traditions and associations living on even today in the "Wild West" of China, but they also hint on change in this region in the age of globalisation. (Read More)