Though the Xinjiang region of Central China is a cultural crossroads of historic importance, outsiders have been generally denied access to the area since it was annexed by China in 1949. It is with great fortune that Lisa Ross was allowed to photograph its holy sites for over ten years, the results of which are collected in Living Shrines of Uyghur China, the subject of an exhibition at The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, and a monograph published by The Monacelli Press.
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