High above the Heavens
Caravan Holidays
Sun Down
Desert ride
Back Light
Shadow Play
Fire Pot
Night Feast
Sweet Grapes
Cotton Harvest
Flaming Red
Stone and Dust
Wind of Change
New Town
Silk Queen
Boish Boish
Sunday Market
The Offer
Little Princess
Father and Son
Street Play
Living Lifelessness
Golden Pasture
Reflections of Solitude
The Road Home

“New Town” by Chris Rayn, 2006

While the old Uyghur-dominated Kashgar was shaped by simple adobe houses and a life style that hasn't changed for centuries, the rapidly growing Chinese new city showcases all amenities and challenges of modern life. In the beginning, the new city was restricted to a few patches within the old town, however, nowadays this balance has been reversed and the old houses are mere islands within the all-encompassing new Kashgar.

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)