Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Silken threads from the past

Silken Threads from the Past
By Aphra Pia

Photographs of Uyghur people and their culture living in Ea. Turkestan (Uyghuristan). A land of lush green mountains, huge sandy deserts, towering snow capped mountains and an expansive uninterrupted sky. Their culture includes bustling bazaars, the smell of fresh kabobs and nan in the streets, girls in Atless dresses, old men with doppas, and the jovial voices of haggling vendors.

About Aphra Pia
Aphra Pia has been a photographer for over forty years and has a BA in Art and Interior Design. Her photographic skill and vision were formed by working and teaching in both disciplines. Over the years, she has studied photography under such artists as Brigitte Carnochan, Olivia Parker, and Debora Blumefield and is continuously seeking new photographic challenges. A California born artist, she always enjoys photographing nature. In addition, she is an avid traveler, whose images incorporate new themes: unfamiliar animals, fantastic land and ice forms, old cultures, and ethnic people. Aphra’s photographs have won many awards. They have been exhibited in galleries, published in magazines and are held in numerous personal collections. She is represented by Appel Gallery in Sacramento and AGEphotostock.com

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