The Changing Face of Kashgar, Xinjiang

CompanyRedux Pictures
PhotographerJimmy Lam
Entry Description

Kashgar is the eastern most town in Xinjiang China. It evokes memories of the old silk road and images showing donkey carts, old man in desert streets having his hair cut, etc. All these romantic images are things of the past. Today, we see the beginnings of the change that is taking place here, as the robust growth elsewhere in China catches up with the old town. In this portfolio, you see instead, new buildings and industrialisation and modernisation catching up with them albeit in some small ways. You can start to feel industril air and smoke, and modern facitilies such as proper barber shops and dentists with somewhat modern equipment.

About Photographer

His work can be found in Redux Pictures achieves.