Women of Vision National Geographic Photographers on Assignment
The Other Tibet - China's Uygurs, 2009
Carolyn DrakeCarolyn Drake

The Other Tibet - China's Uygurs, 2009

A young couple dances at a Uygur nightclub in Hotan, a town with a rising population of Han Chinese. Similar nightclubs in larger cities have been banned as Chinese authorities declare that they are a threat to peace.

Carolyn Drake has been to the Xijiang Ugyur Autonomous Region several times since 2007. “The attraction comes partly from a sense that these changes ought to be viewed from more perspectives, especially ones that consider Uyghur interests. It’s also a personal attraction to the landscape, communal culture, street life, and hospitality.”



Dec 2009 cover  Read more Uygurs coverage.

Other Photos by Carolyn Drake