2017 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Singles, 3rd prize

China’s Wild West

Photographer

Matthieu Paley

National Geographic

03 June, 2016

A Uyghur woman carries money in her stocking, travelling along the old Silk Road by train, between Yarkand and Kashgar, in Xinjiang autonomous region, western China.

Uyghur women, while Muslim, do not always adhere to a conservative dress code. The Xinjiang region is home to a diverse ethnic population, with about 46 percent being Uyghur.

About

Matthieu Paley

Over the last 17 years, Matthieu’s passion for the human nature has taken him all over the world. He likes to focus his camera on regions that are misrepresented or misunderstood...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/120
Focal length
15.1 mm
F-Stop
4.0
ISO
1600
Camera
Fujifilm XT1

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