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Life In Balance

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“Life
In
Balance” 
documents 
the 
identity 
and 
traditional
 way
 of 
life 
of 
the ethnic 
Uyghur
 community 
of 
Xinjiang,
China 
in 
the 
face
 of 
forced 
migration
 and assimilation 
into 
the 
“official” 
mainstream
 of 
Chinese 
society.
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  • Life In Balance
    Uyghurs of Xinjiang, China
  • While working as a photographer in China, I became aware of the plight of the ethnic Uyghurs and other Turkic-Muslim minorities that inhabit the northwestern province of Xinjiang.

    In recent years, the community was feeling increased pressures to assimilate their cultural uniqueness into the "official" mainstream of Chinese society.

    I realized I needed to document the traditional lifestyle of the Uyghurs before it changed forever.

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