These photographs portray the social and cultural behavior of the Muslim communities in Xinjiang, China. Being born and raised in Kashgar, where over 90% of the populations are Muslims, I have witnessed how Uyghur culture and Chinese mainstream social culture integrated with each other in Xinjiang as both an insider and an outsider.
For doing this project, I am breaking the stereotype of seeing Xinjiang as a province related to terrorism. I captured the moments of Uyghurs' daily lives to show the humanity of this Xinjiang culture. This series shows the living conditions of Uyghur communities and also my understandings and interpretations about the different cultures from the perspective of a Han Chinese.