April 15, 2014
Tibetan girl poses, inside the tent used for cooking and food preparation.
If you have an iPhone/iPad/mobile device. There is a free eBook available for download of selected images from Tibet. It’s a free download until Friday, April 18th 2012
Visit: http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/469448-life-on-the-tibetan-plateau

Tibetan girl poses, inside the tent used for cooking and food preparation.

If you have an iPhone/iPad/mobile device. There is a free eBook available for download of selected images from Tibet. It’s a free download until Friday, April 18th 2012

Visit: http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/469448-life-on-the-tibetan-plateau

April 11, 2014
A young Kyrgyz boy sits in the driver’s seat of his father’s Lada in Nura, Kyrgyzstan. 
An earthquake on October 6, 2008 hit the village, resulting in at least 75 deaths and leveling about 100 buildings. That means this boy was probably just a year or so old during the catastrophe.Statistics state 100 buildings but when I was there I’d be surprised if there were more than 200 people in this small border village in Kyrgyzstan, bordering China.
All the buildings are now new and they have interior heating and some of the best insulated windows I’ve seen in Central Asia. This was funded by NGOs and international aid, which Central Asia is full of, especially their neighbor Tajikistan.
As someone that has been based in China since 2008, I’m always in awe of the dramatic difference when I cross into a border country. The immediate difference and poverty will never cease to shock me.

A young Kyrgyz boy sits in the driver’s seat of his father’s Lada in Nura, Kyrgyzstan. 

An earthquake on October 6, 2008 hit the village, resulting in at least 75 deaths and leveling about 100 buildings. That means this boy was probably just a year or so old during the catastrophe.Statistics state 100 buildings but when I was there I’d be surprised if there were more than 200 people in this small border village in Kyrgyzstan, bordering China.

All the buildings are now new and they have interior heating and some of the best insulated windows I’ve seen in Central Asia. This was funded by NGOs and international aid, which Central Asia is full of, especially their neighbor Tajikistan.

As someone that has been based in China since 2008, I’m always in awe of the dramatic difference when I cross into a border country. The immediate difference and poverty will never cease to shock me.

April 10, 2014
Uyghur Mother and Daughter, Xinjiang 2012
After publishing a book of Tibet, I received countless requests for a collection of Uyghur photos.
After a year of returning from the region and trying to budget a return photo trip, I’v compiled 140 photographs in an eBook. If you’ve been following my feed and work for awhile, you know all profits I make go to continue these projects.
Again, thank all you, specifically the Uyghurs from all around the world that have helped, advised, and supported my endeavor and work.
The book is dedicated to all Uyghurs, specifically Eliyar and Akbar Tursun and their entire family.
Link to purchase the eBook: http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/468873-uyghur

Uyghur Mother and Daughter, Xinjiang 2012

After publishing a book of Tibet, I received countless requests for a collection of Uyghur photos.

After a year of returning from the region and trying to budget a return photo trip, I’v compiled 140 photographs in an eBook. If you’ve been following my feed and work for awhile, you know all profits I make go to continue these projects.

Again, thank all you, specifically the Uyghurs from all around the world that have helped, advised, and supported my endeavor and work.

The book is dedicated to all Uyghurs, specifically Eliyar and Akbar Tursun and their entire family.

Link to purchase the eBook: http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/468873-uyghur

March 29, 2014
A young girl poses near the banks of the Jamuna river, Bangladesh.

A young girl poses near the banks of the Jamuna river, Bangladesh.

March 23, 2014
Portrait of a brick factory laborer in Bangladesh. These men tend to the kilns, which is one of the most dangerous part of the brick making process. They stand on top of the kiln and continually pour coal into the furnace. These kilns have been known to collapse while the bricks are firing. 

Portrait of a brick factory laborer in Bangladesh. These men tend to the kilns, which is one of the most dangerous part of the brick making process. They stand on top of the kiln and continually pour coal into the furnace. These kilns have been known to collapse while the bricks are firing. 

March 22, 2014
A woman and child walk along the banks of a lake in northwestern Bangladesh. Bangladesh faces many environmental issues dealing with water. Flooding during the rainy season along the southern shore and then also lowering water levels of the lakes. The low level effects agriculture and transportation.

A woman and child walk along the banks of a lake in northwestern Bangladesh. Bangladesh faces many environmental issues dealing with water. Flooding during the rainy season along the southern shore and then also lowering water levels of the lakes. The low level effects agriculture and transportation.

March 3, 2014
Shabana, an adolescent, shows off a photograph of her future husband in the slums of Uttara (near Dhaka), Bangladesh.
Arranged marriage is still very popular in this country that is majority Muslim. A Bengali marriage is more than just a woman and man committing to a life together, but also the merging of two families.
After talking with a recent bride, and others in Bangladesh, I know that there is a phase of depression among these young women. They have left the only family they have ever known to live with a stranger and his family. 

Shabana, an adolescent, shows off a photograph of her future husband in the slums of Uttara (near Dhaka), Bangladesh.

Arranged marriage is still very popular in this country that is majority Muslim. A Bengali marriage is more than just a woman and man committing to a life together, but also the merging of two families.

After talking with a recent bride, and others in Bangladesh, I know that there is a phase of depression among these young women. They have left the only family they have ever known to live with a stranger and his family. 

December 19, 2013
Young Kyrgyz girl that resides along the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan bids farewell to her overnight guest, during Ramadan 2012.

Young Kyrgyz girl that resides along the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan bids farewell to her overnight guest, during Ramadan 2012.

October 23, 2013
Homeless brothers in Yunnan, 2011

Homeless brothers in Yunnan, 2011

September 12, 2013

Life on the Tibetan Plateau (by Ellen Moseman)

Books available for purchase on the Etsy store:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/162255157/life-on-the-tibetan-plateau

July 1, 2013
Tibetan girl wears a traditional dress (coat) and poses before attending a dance. Tibet Autonomous Region, 2011

Tibetan girl wears a traditional dress (coat) and poses before attending a dance. Tibet Autonomous Region, 2011

June 26, 2013
A young Uyghur man pulls a sanlunche (三轮车) into the courtyard of a home in Kashgar. 

A young Uyghur man pulls a sanlunche (三轮车) into the courtyard of a home in Kashgar. 

June 25, 2013
Children in Tajikistan, one day after the civil war erupted in the Pamirs. July 24, 2012
My body was badly wounded from my near drowning and had been pushing my bike up a pass as the bolt on the seat post was stripped. I could barely walk, ride, let alone push a bicycle carrying 80kgs. I stopped here to have lunch, where they allowed me to nap for a couple of hours and to dry from the rain. The kids and I played for a little while until the adults ran them out so I could shut my eyes. I had slept on the stall of an old bazaar the night before…finally some rest.
The oldest boy comes to me as I’m leaving with his bicycle. His front tire is flat and I pump both tires up for him, leaving them all with smiles. I also gave him an old bike tire tube he could use for strapping things down with.
The people of Tajikistan are some of the warmest and welcoming folks I’ve encountered on my journeys. Allahu Akbar!

Children in Tajikistan, one day after the civil war erupted in the Pamirs. July 24, 2012

My body was badly wounded from my near drowning and had been pushing my bike up a pass as the bolt on the seat post was stripped. I could barely walk, ride, let alone push a bicycle carrying 80kgs. I stopped here to have lunch, where they allowed me to nap for a couple of hours and to dry from the rain. The kids and I played for a little while until the adults ran them out so I could shut my eyes. I had slept on the stall of an old bazaar the night before…finally some rest.

The oldest boy comes to me as I’m leaving with his bicycle. His front tire is flat and I pump both tires up for him, leaving them all with smiles. I also gave him an old bike tire tube he could use for strapping things down with.

The people of Tajikistan are some of the warmest and welcoming folks I’ve encountered on my journeys. Allahu Akbar!

May 26, 2013
http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/05/portraits-of-uighurs-chinas-embattled-muslim-minority/276172/

http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/05/portraits-of-uighurs-chinas-embattled-muslim-minority/276172/

May 26, 2013
A Kazahk husband speaks to his young wife, whom is half Korean and half Russian, about the condition of her black eyes.
The story is that she was jumped and beaten by a group of Russian girls in a city about 200km away, where her family resides. 

A Kazahk husband speaks to his young wife, whom is half Korean and half Russian, about the condition of her black eyes.

The story is that she was jumped and beaten by a group of Russian girls in a city about 200km away, where her family resides. 

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