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

“The Road Home” by Chris Rayn, 2006

At the end of the day, a Kyrgyz man is driving home his camels from the fertile pastures near Karakul Lake in Western Xinjiang. Many of the Kyrgyz people who are based around the lake still live in the traditional way of their ancestors. Here, at the end of the past West in China, the ancient way of life along the Silk Road still lives on.

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)