17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Happy in the face of Genocide

As a family of Uyghur refugees, we could not return to our home in Urumqi. Tashkent was our next best chance. We had the opportunity to wear our traditional garb and get a taste of our past while supporting the Uyghurs that weren't as lucky as us to escape China's cultural genocide.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Steven Bates