Movement in the Kashgar Old City

PhotographerChessin Gertler
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryBoston, United States
Photo DateJune 2009
Technical InfoCanon 40D
Entry Description

This image was taken about one week before the 2009 Urumqi riots in Xinjiang, China. There was a palpable tension in the region during my visit and a significant change in security and relations after this event. This image captures a moment before a permanent change took place in this region of the world.